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Vatileaks. Vallejo Balda: “Delivering those documents was the only way to pay for my freedom”

2016-03-15

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In today's continuation of the interrogation of Monsignor Vallejo Balda, he further delves into some aspects of which he revealed yesterday.

He has answered the questions from the lawyers of the other accused. He further acknowledged that he had "felt threatened,” although he has not been able to show conclusive evidence of such threats.

When asked if the threats were directed at him, he mentioned a WhatsApp message sent by Francesca Chaoqui in which she says: "I will destroy you in front of the press, I could destroy you.”

Since he felt threatened, he decided to give the information: "Delivering those documents was the only way to pay for my freedom”. While acknowledging that he do not receive any direct threats from the journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi.

Emiliano Fittipaldi was also interrogated this afternoon.