Heavy security for 'Mafia trial'

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CALTANISSETTA, SICILY - Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, the alleged Mafia godfather, and 36 other suspects went on trial accused of the murder of judge Giovanni Falcone, a national hero for his fight against organised crime. Hundreds of police and soldiers threw a security cordon around the prison in the central Sicilian town of Caltanissetta as preliminary hearings began, in a special bunker inside the building, into the killing of Falcone in May 1992.

Riina was arrested in January 1993 after almost a quarter of a century on the run. Reuter