Italy's Carabinieri policemen can't have extramarital affairs because they besmirch the honour of the corps, Italy's highest appeals court ruled today.
Upholding a four-month jail term for a Carabiniere who threatened a superior officer after being told to break off a relationship, the Cassation Court said the officer's order was "legitimate".
It said Carabinieri, like other members of the Italian military, were duty bound to "show in all circumstances exemplary conduct which safeguards the prestige of the armed forces". (Full)
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