rome - Salvatore 'Toto' Riina can leave prison calling for his bad health. Also, the most feared Mafia boss of Italy has, like everybody stunned, the 'right to a dignified death' and he is no longer a danger to the community.
According to the Italian press offices, the High Court ruled on Monday by custody after lower courts refused the request for release.
The 86-year-old Riina led the infamous Cosa Nostra in Sicily in the eighties and nineties. The many murders that his clan committed gave him the nickname 'the beast'. Riina was arrested in 1993 and sentenced to several times for a lifetime. He is locked up in Parma.
This ruling does not mean that the mafia chief will end the door if he is already able to do that. The Bologna court still has to decide if Riina can be placed under house arrest.