The sister of murdered Italian judge, Giovanni Falcone, joins the Republika


Anti-Mafia activist and sister of murdered judge Giovanni Falcone, Maria Falcone, has become an honorary member of the anti-corruption group Repubblika.

Maria Falcone is currently in Malta and will take part in a vigil organized by the NGO on Sunday evening to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

In a statement published on Sunday, the Repubblika said that, on the proposal of its president Robert Aquilina, its committee awarded the title of honorary member to Maria Falcone, who accepted it.

Giovanni Falcone was killed by the Corleonesi mafia in May 1992 with a bomb so powerful that it was recorded by experts monitoring the volcanic tremors of Etna. The investigating magistrate has spent most of his professional life trying to overthrow the power of the Sicilian mafia.

After a long and distinguished career, culminating with the Maxi Trial in 1986-1987, on May 23, 1992, Falcone was murdered by the mafia in the Capaci bombing, on the A29 motorway near the town of Capaci in Sicily.

The public prosecutor, along with his wife and three members of his police escort were killed.

Falcone’s life parallels that of his close friend Paolo Borsellino. They both spent their early years in the same neighborhood of Palermo. Borsellino was also killed in 1992, a few months after Falcone.


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