Move to change Italy's 'state secrets' law

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Aparliamentary commission set up to examine the workings of Italy's discredited secret services after last week's explosions in Milan and Rome recommended that the Italian version of the Official Secrets Act should be lifted for investigations into terrorist acts, Fiona Leney reports from Rome.

'The 'Secret of State' clause would no longer apply in terrorism cases,' Ugo Pecchioli, the president of the Parliamentary Commission on the Secret Services, said. The recommendation was seen as little short of an admission by the state that secret service officers may be linked to the recent bombings.