Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is being charged in the case of witness bribery, will not need to undergo a forensic medical examination to examine his health condition. This is reported by the ANSA agency.
Prior to that, the court-appointed forensic experts conduct a 45-day examination of Berlusconi’s health condition. The politician submitted challenges to the court and asked to take into account the absence from the meetings for a good reason — for health reasons.
The sessions on the so-called “Ruby Ter” case on the facts of bribing witnesses in another trial on the case of using the services of underage prostitutes were postponed more than once.
On September 16, it was reported that Berlusconi sent a letter to the court, where he assessed the examinations assigned to him as “humiliating for his dignity”.
The politician’s lawyers stated that Berlusconi agreed to continue the process even in his absence.
At the last hearing in early September, Berlusconi’s lawyers said that he was suffering from cardiac arrhythmia and was prescribed complete rest. Thus, a motion was filed to postpone the meeting.
In early September, Berlusconi’s hospitalization turned out to be a routine visit to the doctor.