Friday, February 22, 2008

and I thought such things only happened in the Islamic world

An Italian judge has been sentenced to a year in prison for refusing to sit in a courtroom with a crucifix on the wall, his lawyer said.


Crucifixes have been present in Italian courtrooms since a 1926 justice ministry directive under the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini that has never been repealed in mainly Catholic Italy.

Italian judge jailed for refusing to sit in courtroom with crucifix

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