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:
– silvio berlusconi, former prime minister of italy
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.