Trial of Junio Valerio Borghese

The trial against Prince Junio Valerio Borghese, commander of the Decima MAS, the elite body of the Republic of Salò, begins before the Special Court of Assizes of Rome, accused of collaboration and fierce episodes of anti-Partigian violence. Sentenced to life imprisonment, thanks to the extenuating circumstances the sentence is commuted to 12 years of imprisonment, then reduced to three with the application of amnesty, and finally released under the amnesty Togliatti. Appointed honorary president of the Italian Social Movement in 1970, Borghese was the protagonist of an attempt to overthrow the democratic order and establish an authoritarian regime in Italy.