He refused to marry an abuser and rebelled against tradition

Her name is Franca Viola. In Italy, it is well-known as a revolutionary tradition. The kidnapper was one of the first Italian women to protest against the rehabilitating marriage tradition of marrying the same man. In her case, it has given her the courage to marry non-lovers in Italy.

Franca Viola was born in 1948 in the small town of Alamo on the island of Sicily, Italy. His father was a farmer and she was the eldest daughter. In 1963, when she was 15, she got engaged to a niece of a mafia leader, Filippo Melodia. Soon, Melodia was arrested for stealing, Viola’s father rescinding his daughter’s engagement. Melodia left for Germany.

In 1965, Viola was reunited with another man. Upon arriving at Melodia, she was dissatisfied and returned to Italy. Viola tried to get her back into her life, but when she was rejected by the poor character, Viola became angry with her husband and her fiancé.

On December 26, 1965, Melodia was forced to enter the home of Viola with her 12 companions. They had been waiting to leave when Viola’s father left home. Viola and her eight-year-old brother, Mariano, were abducted at home at the time. Mariano was released hours later, but Viola was detained for eight days in a house (Melodia’s sister’s house).

During the eight days Melodia repeatedly raped Viola. After doing that, Melodia told Viola, “Now, what else can you do?” Can’t you take me back? ” Melodia also said that. The girl who was kidnapped or raped in Sicily and southern Italy is a tradition of marrying her rapist. If she refuses to marry, the girl is immoral and immoral. She was considered a disgraceful woman. As a result, the women in the area were forced to marry because they did not love the perpetrators because of their reputations and their shame.

Viola was released on January 2, 1966, because her father had wanted to agree with the kidnappers’ wishes. After being released, Viola knew she would be criticized by the community, but denied ever marrying. Melodia then kidnapped, kidnapped, and abducted. He was charged with rape. The father also said that if she did not want to marry, she would do everything she could to help him. Melodia thought he would win anyway because he owned the whole city.

After rejecting the tradition of marrying the perpetrator, her family suffered severe public outcry and criticism. The whole town was burned to her family, and her farm and house burned. But Viola did not give up, and the news spread to other cities, as well as to other cities, as well as to the Italian media. Melodia is no longer allowed to act as she has since the case has reached the parliament and the whole country has become aware of it.

Melodia’s lawyers have not been abusive so far. He pleaded not guilty to stealing a loved one. After examining all of them, Melodia was clearly guilty. As a result, the court sentenced him to 11 years in prison and also charged him with conspiracy. Melodia was released from prison in 1976 and was assassinated two years later by another Mafia.

Viola, in turn, forgave all that had happened, and she married Giuseppe Ruisi in 1968, who stood by her side. Though the couple were being harassed by the city as a city-shattering man, Ruisi always protected his wife. Italian President Giuseppe Saragat and Pope Paul VI were both praised for his courage and courage by Ruisi. Just as the president sent them a gift on the day of their wedding, the pope met and honored the couple.The couple lived happily ever after and had two sons. Viola is now 71 years old and still lives with her husband in the Italian city of Emmaus. Director Damiano Damiani directed the film “The Most Beautiful Wife”. The Swiss writer Beatrice Monroy also documented Niente ci fu (‘There was nothing’) as a literary antithesis.