sorry about my limited presence in the list in this period, I’m still very busy.
Anyway big news from Italy, the Court in Rome has sentenced that the family of Stefano Melone, died in 2001 after many missions abroad, must receive a compensation of 500.000 euros by the italian Ministry of Defence.
It’s something like the Kenny Duncan case in the UK; this is the first time that the Ministry is sentenced to pay a pension or compensation to someone because of depleted uranium.
We’re still waiting for the sentence details, it will be published in the next days, however this is an important first step that could help many other people in their cases against the MoD.
I know personally Paola Melone, Stefano’s wife, she has been running this battle for years after the death of her husband (you can see the website www.stefanomelone.org/, even if only in italian), for the future of their kids and all the people exposed to depleted uranium.
I’m going to send to her an official message of support, if you agree on behalf of ICBUW too.
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