(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 04 – A moment of great emotion and dignity, today at the Foro Italico, when the guests of the taekwondo Grand Prix commemorated the memory of judge Giovanni Falcone and his escort, killed by the mafia in Capaci on May 23 in 1992. Faced with the car destroyed by the attack, the president of Fita Angelo Cito handed a black belt with the words ‘Let’s fight all the mafias’ to Tina Montinaro, widow of Antonio Montinaro, one of the members of Falcone’s escort.
“Since May 23, 1992, my commitment has been to not forget the boys who were in that car, boys who had made a difficult choice at a time when the mafia had declared war on the state – said Montinaro -. My husband carried out his oath to the Italian republic without taking a step back, not thinking about raising his two children but about protecting Doctor Falcone “.
The former national anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho added: “Freedom, said Piero Calamandrei, is like oxygen: as long as you have it, you hardly realize its importance. Falcone was the man who he is committed all his life to opposing the Cosa Nostra, which took away people’s rights, and he was above all the one who established a new way to investigate, the team “. (HANDLE).