22 commenters on Beppo Grillo's blog have been charged with “Offesa all’onore e al prestigio del Presidente della Repubblica". The comments, which are described as extremely damaging to the honour and prestige of Giorgio Napolitano, were posted a year ago and have been the object of investigation by the Polizia Postale* and involve bloggers throughout Italy as well as those using servers abroad.
The minister of Justice in the Letta/Berlusconi/Napolitano administration (formerly minister of the Interior in the Monti/Napolitano administration) gave the go-ahead for the charges reports Il Fatto Quotidiano. Prosecutors in an evenly spread net across Italy will now be taking forward the proceedings, doubtless aided by their postal collaborators.
*Postal Police? How many kinds of police does Italy have? They must have the ten o'clock police and even the eleven o'clock police who come and get you if you're still in your jamas.