Putin Defends Italy's Former Prime Minister Berlusconi

NPR | Sept. 20, 2013 4:30 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 20, 2013 9:02 a.m.

Former Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi was convicted of paying for sex with a minor. On Thursday, Putin suggested Berlusconi was a victim of discrimination. He said Berlusconi was put on trial for living with women, and that prosecutors “wouldn’t touch him if he were gay.”


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