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A boy called Francesco was raped by a group of paedophiles at Barrafranca (Enna). Photographed. The images were distributed throughout his school. Those in the know kept quiet.
The boy rebelled. He was beaten up. Killed with a spanner. 19 blows. The presumed paedophiles are in prison awaiting trial. There’s just one witness.
It’s another boy who saw the rapes and denounced them. Today he is isolated. It’s he who is guilty. Guilty of failure to keep silent. The investigators say there is “a serious situation of environmental pressure taking place in the village of Barrafranca”.
Where are the 13,115 inhabitants of Barrafranca? Where is the mayor? The parish priest? The head teacher? The judge has kept the presumed criminals in prison.
In Italy the criminals are always presumed, sometimes “prescribed”, rarely condemned. He did this because those arrested “could persuade him to retract”. But what sort of country have we got here? It’s the presumed paedophiles that should be afraid to leave prison.
Not the boy afraid of being a witness. An article in il Corriere explains everything. Even too much. It’s an account of horror.
It’s something that doesn’t let you sleep and makes you sad. An angry sadness towards a humanity that is dark, complicit and ignoble. Let us not leave this boy isolated with his courage. We would not be able to pardon ourselves.

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Posted by: Leo | January 21, 2007 05:44 PM

Raf,better then nothing!

Posted by: evakulnura | December 8, 2006 09:30 PM

Eva: once I said to Peppy: you make me 80% laughing and 20% crying.
After a while the percentage changed in: 20% laughing and 80% crying.
But this 20% is saved!;-)))))))))))

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 8, 2006 05:50 PM

Peppi I never though of you as stupid,actually I like your sense of humor,make people laugh is a good gift, look at Beppe,how many flock to hear him,and his jokes,ciao

Posted by: evakulnura | December 7, 2006 09:30 PM

thanks Peppy.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 7, 2006 04:05 PM

Our "gastroenterologist" is a gentelman with a capital "G" not stupid at all..!!!
I think in this case he would have repeated:

"El marangon conosse el legno tristo e quelo bon"

:o))) (!!!)

Posted by: paola filinesi | December 7, 2006 04:00 PM

It's not me.
I may be a little bit crazy but not stupid.
As my father said, "always be a gentleman".

John Stuart Mills:
You are the perfect guy that people love to hate.

Posted by: Peppiniello da Capua | December 7, 2006 02:35 PM

Raffa,I think "the gastronterologist" is Peppi in disguise,I love is comment for the prof,john mill,that is a beauty!well done doctor!

Posted by: evakulnura | December 7, 2006 03:39 AM

Peppiniello: please help me!
I'm waiting for one of your famous sentences... like the one to Griet.
Help me to shut up this idiot!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 7, 2006 03:00 AM

...........and for john mill,I hope you get cramps on your hands and fingers,what a d....head you are!have a little respect for today topic and the victim,you moron!

Posted by: evakulnura | December 7, 2006 02:11 AM

I am lost for words,how very very sad!what are we coming to!? a society that doesn't protect his kids,is a lost society indeed!

Posted by: evakulnura | December 7, 2006 02:06 AM

Thanks Mr *I'm so sanctimonious* John Stuart Mill. It's you against the world, buddy!

Can we cut to commercial?

Posted by: Charles Terenzio | December 7, 2006 01:28 AM

P.r.O.F. John Stuart Mill, your incoherent mumblings can easily be diagnosed as Internet diarrhea. 10 enemas a day with a 20% nytroglicerin solution should correct this serious condition.

Posted by: your favorite gastroenterologist | December 7, 2006 01:14 AM


To Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE with deep sorrow for her huge ignorance and ingenousness...

La falce e il martello non sono proibiti in Italia, nè in alcuna altra parte del mondo.
Non confondimo le ideologie, si può essere d'accordo o no, con la VIOLENZA allo stato puro.
Un manganello con su scritto DUCE o l'inneggiare alla mafia è VIOLENZA PURA.

Raffaella Biferale 01.12.06 16:57

Dear Ms (or Mrs??) ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE,
with reference to your sensless post dated DECEMBER 1st 16:57 pm, I regret to inform you that in SWITZERLAND bloody communists parties with HAMMER and SICKLE symbol drawn on her red flags such as PDCI, RIFONDAZIONE COMUNISTA and other bloody far left-wing parties, to which you foolishly casted your vote last April,are not permitted to stand for elections, not to mention that in richer(liberal)and more economically civilized developed countries than ours(because crowded by less MORONS like you), such as USA and UK, fucking communists parties referring to the bloody COMMUNISM IDEOLOGY with SICKLE and HAMMER simply don't exist...

So, as matters stand, taking into account the huge and shameful IGNORANCE about history Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE showed to have writing her senseless and rubbish post set out above, the undersigned Mr P.r.o.F. John Stuart Mill suggest Mrs ProfessoFessa BIFERALE going back to SCHOOL once again, starting from PRIMARY SCHOOL though!!

With due respect.

Yours sincerely,

P.r.O.F. John Stuart Mill, Associate Professor of Political (history) Science at HARWARD "POL POT and RED KHMER" University Foundation (CAMBOGIA)

Posted by: P.r.O.F. John Stuart Mill | December 7, 2006 12:45 AM

Mrs ProfessoFessa Raffaella BIFERALE's line of thinking (Exclusive BLUNDERS COLLECTION)


To Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE with compassion for her little and dimmed BRAIN...

Joe Vestronzo:

c'è qualcuno a cui stai simpatico?

Raffaella Biferale 25.11.06 01:52 |

Hi sweet Ms (or Mrs??) ProfessoFessa Raffaella Biferale,as long as you really exist of course...

How are folks at home?

To be honest I was very worried indeed because of your extended absence in this bloody BLOG, made up of bloody communist nuts like you, and it's nice to hear you again fitter than ever...

You know, whenever I click on the British flag set at the top right hand side of this funny and ofte ludicrous BLOG and then I read your ridiculous and senseless messages written in English, I wonder why an Italian native-speaker and bloody communist like you is used to spending or better still wasting her time writing sheer bollocks on the English version every fucking day, taking also into account that your English is unfortunately scarcely close to the PASS RATE...it's simply ridiculous, isn't it?

Is it because you fear to suffer heavy humiliations by the undersigned since there are more bloggers in the Italian version than here,willing to read my daily withering messages addressed to you??

Oh come on, don't worry about it babe!!

As you should know very well, your colleague of Mr Grillo's staff, Mr ROBERTO GABRIELE, alias Max STIRNER PV, is used to cutting my lashing and sharp messages towards foolish communists like you usually 2 minutes (or even less) after sending them, so there's nothing about it to be scared of...

P.S. As for as your question is concerned (whether or not somebody likes me in this fucking blog), well the answer is ABSOLUTELY YESSSSS!!!

It's my girlfriend, Ms VIRGINIA WOOLF: have you ever heard about her??
If not, please ask your colleague (Mr ROBERTO GABRIELE, alias MAX STIRNER, alias CIMBRO MANCINO,alias MANUELA BELLANDI alias tanti altri nomi falsi) for more information...ah, ah, ah...

Max fattene una ragione: Giovanni lo vedi piccolo perchè vola altissimo rispetto a te! Ti distrugge come e quando vuole, lascia stare..."

virginia wolf 02.11.06 23:31

Good night and sweet (RED) dreams, Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE...thanks for your consideration!!!

Prof John STUART MILL (ProfessoFessa BIFERALE's relentless pain in the neck!!)

About D'Elia:

I know, he was convicted because of a great crime, but...there is a difference, maybe not significant before the law, but for me very considerable: he did wrong, but not because of his personal gain, but because of his (wrong) convictions (FIRM BELIEFS is better,isn't it?)). He didn't make money through shady dealing.
In my strictly personal scale of values thit (THIS) is a very important difference.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | June 9, 2006 12:52 PM

AH, AH, AH...that's INCREDIBLE!!!I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! Just for once NO COMMENT because I'm a gentleman!!

However, as for as Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE's strictly personal scale of values is concerned, if in her view to kill a cop (Mr Dionisi) not for money but for a (wrong)firm belief or ideology (the COMMUNISM)can be still considered accettable (Mrs Dionisi's widow permitting, of course...)to appoint Mr D'Elia as the new Secretary General of the Lower House (so not just an ordinary deputy as Mr Previti, for instance),well why not ask Mr FINI or Mrs Mussolini to stand for next elections Mr VALERIO FIORAVANTI and Ms FRANCESCA MAMBRO, both known as controversial and fishy figures of the Fascist terrorism?

After all, they didn't make money through shady dealing but they killed buckets of cops for their (wrong)personal convictions and dreadful ideology (the FASCISM), exactly as Mr Sergio D'Elia did many years ago: so what's the difference,Mrs ProfessoFessa Raffaella BIFERALE?

Unfortunately I agree with Silvestro di Pietro, when he says that italian parliament is an expression of italian people. Why did italian people vote for convicted politicians? It seems they don't give a shit about it. Still, it would be so easy: we had only to vote for parties without convicted candidates. I did it.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | November 19, 2006 01:16 PM

No, You didn't, Mrs ProfessoFessA RAFFAELLA BIFERALE!!!

I REGRET to inform you that if you have casted your vote for RIFONDAZIONE COMUNISTA's party last April, there was a fishy candidate called Mr FRANCESCO CARUSO, a well-known shady and controversial figure in Italy’s anti-globalisation movement,who was facing 33 very serious COUNTS such as EVERSION and ACTS of VANDALISM before standing as a Candidate at elections in order to dodge his penal trials which were highly likely to end with a harsh conviction if only he hadn't get his PARLIAMENTARY IMMUNITY after his election.

So in the end I totally agree with you when you say that we should only cast our vote for parties without convicted candidates..the problem is that, unlike me, you didn't do it...what a shame!! I'm sorry, Mrs ProfessoFessa Raffaella BIFERALE...try again later (preferably using your little and dimmed brain next time, as long as you have one...of course!!) !!

With due respect

Prof John Fidgerald VESTREDY, oopss sorry Prof John Stuart Mill, Mrs ProfessoFessa BIFERALE's relentless PAIN IN THE NECK!!

Posted by: Prof John STUART MILL (ProfessoFessa BIFERALE's relentless pain in the neck!!) | December 7, 2006 12:38 AM

This is one of the saddest things I've ever heard in my life. I suppose it's a testament to the value of communication. Justice can't exist without communication. Fairness can't exist without communication. *Democracy* can't exist without communication. It's too bad that someone who witnesses a crime (and a pretty violent and disgusting crime) has only 2 choices - inform the authorities (then screw out of there as fast as you can and *never* return), or keep silent and pretend the whole thing never happened, and live with the subsequent nightmares.

And now, Mr. John Stuart Mill, what's up with all the yelling, and focusing on everything being a *communist* statement? Can you be specific about what is *communist* about the things being said in this thread? Or, is it really about you looking, speaking, and acting like that's the only way you will be heard? Maybe you can start convincing people you should be listened to by clarifying what it is you are talking about. Otherwise, by all appearances, you will be ordered to the corner for a "time out", like someone who is 13 years old.


Posted by: Charles Terenzio | December 7, 2006 12:18 AM

Mrs ProfessoFessa Raffaella BIFERALE's line of thinking (Exclusive BLUNDERS COLLECTION)


FROM: http://www.beppegrillo.it/eng/2006/10/publishing_suicide.html

This law is bullshit (it was not a law but a decree: do you know the difference, Mrs Prof On ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE??).
They (WHO??) don't want to accept that the web has changed the whole world of informatione (without E please) and communication.

According to this law (decree, please..), if I reproduce on my blog (copy and paste) part of an article published on (a) newspaper or magazine, mentioning the sources and the author, I should pay royalties to them (ABSOLUTELY FALSE, unless you use the article for commercial purposes…).

It's unacceptable and also without sense (You are absolutely right, Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE, it’s unacceptable and also without sense especially if you keep trusting populist, shallow and misleading preachers such as Mr Grillo without first reading the text of the decree law as a whole... what a naive,sucker and ignorant woman you are: SHAME on YOU, Mrs ProfessoFessa RAFFAELLA BIFERALE!!).

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | October 19, 2006 11:19 PM

As from the red light in Italy, something like this happened the day before yesterday in the subway of Rome. Two trains collidet (D and not T please...) probably because one of the two driver(S because it's plural...) saw the red light "not so red" (a so-called permissive red): 1 dead and 235 injured persons.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | October 19, 2006 04:01

Ok,Mrs ProfessoFessa BIFERALE RAFFAELLA, but what the fuck has that got to do with the PUBLISHING LAW?? Your comment is a little bit OFF TOPIC, isn’t it?.

Europe is changing too, and not for the better. The first time I came to Germany (1988) I was very surprised not to see homeless people, in comparison with Italy at that time (MAYBE BECAUSE THE BERLIN WALL WAS STILL FIRMLY IN PLACE, wasn't it Mrs PROFESSOfESSA BIFERALE RAFFAELLA??). I saw women and old people alone at night in the subway, fearless to be mugged or snatched, nobody took care to remove the car radio from his (THEIR please...) car, like italians did (usually DO).
The reason was the social security system which guaranted a minimum for all - enough to have a roof over the head, and to survive - and the good employement and economic situation of the country.
Today, 20 years after, German streets look like the american (or the italian) ones: many homeless, more violence, more insecurity. The social system is changed, people get less money, there are more and more jobless who are getting less and less unemployment benefit, the population is becoming poor and with poverty grows the violence and insecurity too.
Even if we are living in G8 conutries, with increasing of social competition and instability, there will be always weak people who are not able to be in step with the high performance requests of our society, and those people will fall behind and be plunged into poverty. The market by itself can't guarantee the redistribution of wealth.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | October 21, 2006 01:37 PM

Don't worry Mrs ProfessoFessa (communist moron) BIFERALE RAFFAELLA:the redistribution of wealth is now guaranteed by the COMMUNISTS in power such as Mr DILIBERTO, Mr COSSUTTA, Mr BERTINOTTI, Mr RIZZO and other false populist preachers you foolishly voted last APRIL, as last FINANCIAL BILL has clearly showed... so let's wait and see:BE HAPPY, DON't WORRY!!

With love
Prof John Stuart Mill (Mrs ProfessoFessa BIFERALE's humiliator)

Posted by: Prof John Stuart Mill (Mrs ProfessoFessa BIFERALE's humiliator) | December 6, 2006 11:31 PM

Pedophylia must be more widespread than we think and it's for sure international. I often wondered what the sexual attraction can be towards bodies that are years away from being sexually developed. It's like eating a fruit that is months away from being ripe.
The implications of pedophylia are so horrific to contemplate because of the inability of its victims to defend themselves and the deep traumatic scars that will last a lifetime.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | December 6, 2006 10:07 PM

Peepiniello: the Pope is guilty too. Everybody knows what happens and doesn't break the silence is GUILTY
We too.
The only way is starting by ourselves. Everyone of us must start to break the silence.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 6, 2006 07:04 PM

Paola: I agree 100%
Let's break the silence.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 6, 2006 06:42 PM

I'm curious to see what the Pope will have to say to the parish priest that was supposed to take care of the weak.
Probably the priest was involved in the rape as well (you never know, this type of people can sneak up on your kids at any time and get unpunished, like Previti).

Posted by: Peppiniello da Capua | December 6, 2006 06:41 PM

Correct Raffa,
This is NOT an Italian case...it is a worldwide phenomenon....
Is Barrafranca the only place that such an incident took place??? For God's sake....
We all know the mentality and the grade of "ethics" of places like that around the world.
The boy kept in isolation, is not isolated because he denounced the criminal act he saw, but because by make it public he disgraced his hometown..!! What happened was shameful, it should have been kept a secret; they should have known first and dealt with it in the harsh way they know how....

To answer Enrico, the pedophiles will not last in prison...they will be killed by their inmates (mind my words...) They don't have enough money to save their skin....

Just to mention another incident, not similar, but very close to the mentality I am trying to describe above:
Two days ago a shepherd killed 5 persons in cold blood, shooting them twice to make sure they were dead, just because they were walking through his uncultivated piece of land...!!!
This happened in a remote part of Greece....(!!)
No one wants to come out and say that it was a cold blooded murder; they all hide behind words...

Reset mentality not only of Enna-Sicily but of all people who still think in the same way.!!!!

Posted by: paola filinesi | December 6, 2006 06:21 PM

One of the problem in Sicily is that people want knows what happen in the village, town, city where they live, but are not prepared to do anything about because are too scared to speak out – I know I am Sicilian.
But in the 2006 I would think all this omerta’ shouldn’t work anymore, it’s time that
The people of Enna start come out and denounce all these involved in this orrible crime and start to be proud that one of their young boy can stand up to these bastards.

Well done boy - I love you.

Posted by: gianni Toledo | December 6, 2006 06:15 PM

One of the problem in Sicily is that people want knows what happen in the village, town, city where they live, but are not prepared to do anything about because are too scared to speak out – I know I am Sicilian.
But in the 2006 I would think all this omerta’ shouldn’t work anymore, it’s time that
The people of Enna start come out and denounce all these involved in this orrible crime and start to be proud that one of their young boy can stand up to these bastards.

Well done boy - I love you.

Posted by: gianni Toledo | December 6, 2006 06:15 PM

Prince, what can justice do if people in Italy think that a poor victim, like this boy, is GUILTY because he was breaking the code of silence?????
We must RESET italian's minds, and only after this, we can start to reset italian administrators.
We have the justice that we deserve.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 6, 2006 06:09 PM

Justice for ordinary people is applied just to tke money out of their wallets while the big crimes remain unpunished.
The European Union must take action against those crimes that one day will become crimes against humanity.
Today it's Previti and Savoia.
Tomorrow our freedom of thought could be undermined by those little people in command.
What our politicians and judges will say now to avoid the blame? They will say: "I was just following orders" like 60 years ago the Nazis did at Nuremberg?

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | December 6, 2006 05:36 PM

the worst of all is that the inhabitants of Barrafranca, instead to be on boy's side, are considering him GUILTY.
Very sad.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | December 6, 2006 04:55 PM

Hello there, I is really appalling and disheartening to see these thing still happen in today society, in Italy, Europe, the World. Italy has many problems although none more pivotal that justice, since ‘The Indulto” due to the fact Italy doesn’t have anymore prison space, to the lack of money for the so called Justice (While our Magistrate are so busy ceasing Veline, actors, King of Italy, Movie Makers (Vote fraud) Mr. Previti/SME list is endless) the European Union has evaluated the Cost of Justice throughout the European Union. I don’t even want to write what the results are because I don’t like to insult anyone intelligence, although you can probably safely assume that the cost of Justice is the highest in Italy while the times to achieve this justice are so disproportional here in Italy that even the Superior Court of Justice in Den Haag (Holland) has several time recalled the Italian Government to rectify this problem. What is happen is in front of you folks Mr. Mastella is our Minister Of Justice and the one before was Mr. Castelli, now do you really believe things will improve or realistically will have to deteriorate even further before collapsing all together. I don’t want to paint a catastrophic picture, although is very hard to ignore Naples every day in the spotlight while our Police Force is trying his best over there, let you imagine the places where they are not trying their best. Having sat all of these Italian realities a change in gear is really necessary and the only gear change I feel like recommending is the Top Gear. The bucks has to stop there, until Mr. Mastella will be more concerned where his next seat will come from we will never solve anything.
The responsibilities and accountabilities has to flow from the top down and when it doesn’t flow at all make an example of it so the next person willing to sit in that chair is warned of the outcome. Politics doesn’t belong in Justice until then a great journalist used to say “And so it goes thanks and good night” Thanks

Posted by: Giacomo Chiametti | December 6, 2006 03:46 PM

It will be interesting to know what will happen to the pedophiles that are now in prison. I bet they will be released on a technicality and the whole sordid thing will be swept under the carpet together with the other million injustices that Italy is famous for. And the motto "Li ho fregati!" will once more apply.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | December 6, 2006 02:55 PM

E' una vergogna veramente ciò che è accaduto a quel bambino. Ed il fatto che tutti stiano in silenzio. Le possibilità sono due: o la gente di quel paese è gentaccia o MOLTO probabilmente c'è dietro a queste violenze un'organizzazione criminale e quindi le persone hanno paura.
Penso che dovrebbe essere lo stato ad intervenire in modo deciso, così da dare sicurezza ai cittadini che denunciano.
Ma purtroppo in italia invece si pensa all'indulto ed all'amnistia...

Posted by: M. Toscano | December 6, 2006 02:28 PM

It's part of the slow descend of Italy towards the status of Third World Country, where the law is applied only against the weak while the rich and powerful gets out of jail.

Unfortunately we are full of examples to tell.

What will be the spring that will make the Italians click and start the quest for Justice and Equality?

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | December 6, 2006 02:25 PM

I am ashamed to be italian, it is all an upsidedown morality this one!

Criminals and overbearing ones are proud
and honest must hide in darkness!

Posted by: laetitia marinelli | December 6, 2006 01:15 PM

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