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Reports: Berlusconi to appeal

Media reports in Italy suggest lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, according to the BBC.

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Berlusconi accuses judges of being 'politicised'

Silvio Berslusconi has called his conviction for tax fraud "unreal" and "politicised", the Associated Press reports.

Speaking on one of the television stations in his media empire, he said:

If you can't count on impartial judges in a country, the country becomes uncivil, barbarian and unlivable and stops being a democracy.

It's sad, but the situation of our country today is that way.

– silvio berlusconi, former prime minister of italy

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