ANTI-IMPEDAD LIBERA: A television crew filmed by an anti-Communist spy agency has been released after being imprisoned for nearly six years.
The crew, which was released from the prison camp of Piazza Pio on Monday, is being transferred to another facility in the region, according to a statement by the government’s regional administration.
“The crew of the anti-imperialist television network that has been in custody for more than six years has been transferred to a facility in Piazzetta, the capital of the region,” the statement said.
The footage was recorded in the early 1990s, before the end of the Cold War, and showed members of a Soviet-backed communist movement trying to capture Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
More: Italian prime minister Silvie Berluscones death toll rises to eight after bomb blasts in central ItalyThe footage showed members from the group attempting to enter Berlusacos residence on February 21, 1995.
Berlusconi’s wife Giorgio admitted to police that she had been in an affair with a member of the group.
He resigned in 1999, but a few months later he returned to power with a majority mandate.
However, it has been suggested that Berlusco was in cahoots with the communist party, which had recently declared its intention to build a prison for anti-communists.
The government has blamed the communist spy network for carrying out attacks on political opponents, journalists and civil servants in recent years, but the case remains under investigation.
It was revealed in January that the secret police had been conducting surveillance on Mr Berluscans wife in an attempt to establish a link with her alleged lover.