Italian court rules Berlusconi's villa party pictures infringe privacy laws

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London, June 25 (ANI): A collection of 5,000 photos said to be showing guests frolicking at Silvio Berlusconi's villa in Sardinia should be confiscated for infringing privacy laws, an Italian court has ruled.

The pics were allegedly taken by a freelance photographer between 2006 and early 2009, reports The Telegraph.

Some of them show a bizarre mock "wedding" between the Italian prime minister and a young woman.

Up till now, seven of the photos, showing topless women taking outdoor showers and lying on sun loungers, and a former Czech prime minister, Mirek Topolanek, standing naked beside a swimming pool, have been published in Spain's El Pais newspaper.

Berlusconi's lawyers successfully argued to a court in Tempio Pausania, northern Sardinia, that the images were an invasion of the prime minister's privacy.

A lawyer acting for the prime minister, Luigi Satta, said: "If the photos really are in Colombia, it will be hard to carry out the seizure." (ANI)

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