NAPLES, ITALY - 30 JULY 2018: Roberto Saviano (2nd from right), an Italian journalist, writer and essayist is seen here with his police escort by the hospital Santa Maria di Loreto in Naples, Italy, on July 30th 2018.
In 2015 the 19-year-old fugitive and gang leader Emanuele Sibillo was shot and brought to the Santa Maria di Loreto hospital by two gang fellows. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
After the first death threats of 2006 by the Casalese clan , a cartel of the Camorra, which he denounced in his exposé and in the piazza of Casal di Principe during a demonstration in defense of legality, Roberto Saviano was put under a strict security protocol. Since 2006 Roberto Saviano has lived under police protection.
Saviano's latest novel "The Piranhas", which tells the story of the rise of a paranza (or Children's gang) and it leader Nicolas, will be released in the United States on September 4th 2018.