IN BRIEF: Call for Andreotti to be prosecuted

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Call for Andreotti to be prosecuted

Rome - A prosecutor requested that former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti be ordered to stand trial in connection with the murder of an investigative journalist 16 years ago. Mino Pecorelli, editor-in-chief of a small newspaper, OP, which campaigned against political corruption, was murdered in 1979. Mafia turncoats say he was killed as a favour to Mr Andreotti just as Mr Pecorelli was about to publish a scoop on him. AFP

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