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Fascist symbols “can’t be legalized”, says Italian Supreme Court

The Criminal Bench of the Italian Supreme Court upheld the convictions of some defendants charged with publicly executing the fascist “Roman salute”.

The defense had argued that, so many decades after the fall of the fascist regime, the salute is now harmless, and thus not punishable according to the Italian legal doctrine of the “detrimental act”.

The Court, however, ruled that Italy is still exposed to the risk of “undemocratic throwbacks”.

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