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NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome.
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POGGIOLI: Berlusconi is currently on trial in three cases, and risks arraignment in a fourth. The new law would effectively bring to an end this summer a trial in which he's accused of bribing a lawyer to give false evidence. This is how Berlusconi spoke to his supporters Monday outside the Milan courthouse.
SILVIO BERLUSCONI: (Through translator) These magistrates do not work for the country, but against it. All these accusations are absurd. These trials are simply a means to sling mud at a political adversary who is the only obstacle to the left-winning power.
POGGIOLI: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News, Rome.
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