Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi said the Italian Supreme Court's decision to uphold his tax fraud conviction and jail sentence is "baseless" and robs him of his political rights.
Berlusconi delivered a nine-minute video statement hours after he was definitively convicted for the first time in decades of criminal prosecutions.
He said he was the victim of "an incredible series of accusations and trials that had nothing to do with reality."
Berlusconi denounced the decision, saying it "is based on nothing and which deprives me of my freedom and political rights."
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