The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the head of the Consulate Affairs in the Romanian Embassy in Rome visited Romulus Mailat in the Regina Coeli prison last Thursday, where he found the prisoner "calm and lucid". He told the Embassy official that he had not been aggressed in any way, he had got assistance from a lawyer and he had been present when the Romanian eyewitness of his crime had testified.
The prisoner confirmed to the Embassy representative that he had stolen the woman's purse and had found only 13 Euro in it. And he had one single claim for Romanian authorities: to help him get transferred to a Romanian prison, because of his fear of contact with Italian detainees, given his crime, and of the wish to be close to his family." (...) (B.G.)