Repression updates from Italy

Further arrest warrant for Giuseppe, anarchist imprisoned for the “Prometeo” operation (17/12/2019)

We learn that on the morning of Tuesday December 17th, 2019, Giuseppe, already in prison for the “Prometeo” operation (arrests of May 21st, for which Natascia is also imprisoned, while Robert was released), has received another mandate of arrest as part of an operation conducted by the ROS (“Special Operational Grouping”) of the Carabinieri under the direction of the Antiterrorism pool of the Turin Prosecutor’s Office. He is accused of attempting to destroy a postamat (ATM) in Genoa with an incendiary device, an action dating back to June 2016. This action was included in the list of facts that corroborated the accusations of the “Scintilla” operation (arrests of February 7th and eviction of the Asilo Occupato in Turin).

To write to him:

Giuseppe Bruna
C. C. di Pavia
via Vigentina 85
27100 Pavia
Italia – Italy

Update about Peppe – The review court confirmed the precautionary measure in prison (December 13th, 2019)

The hearing for the review of Peppe’s precautionary measures took place in Turin on December 13th, an anarchist arrested in Verona on November 26th and immediately transferred into Montorio prison, also in Verona. The review court unfortunately confirmed the precautionary measure in prison.

The address to write to Peppe is the following:

Giuseppe Sciacca
Casa Circondariale di Montorio
via S. Michele 15
37141 Verona
Italia – Italy

The coordinates to contribute to present and future expenses are as follows:

Postepay card addressed to: Maria Emilia Grigolini.
Card number: 5333 1710 3675 7769.
Iban, necessary for international transactions: IT05P0760105138250239950240.


Operazione “Prometeo” – Natascia’s correspondence is no longer subject to censorship (December 2019)

Finally, after seven months, Nat’s correspondence is no longer subject to censorship. Nothing to celebrate, of course, but in any case is a glimmer of light between those damned walls that separate us from our comrade.

… [Natascia’s address for correspondence:]

Natascia Savio
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
29122 Piacenza
Italia – Italy

“Prometeo” operation – Robert was released from prison (December 2nd, 2019)

As published by roundrobin.info, we learn that Robert, an anarchist arrested on May 21st of this year for the “Prometeo” operation, was released from prison:

We learn that on 2 December 2019 they released Robert!
He is free and without measures and he is fine!
Beppe and Nat instead still remain in prison, respectively in Pavia and Piacenza.
Further updates coming soon!

Natascia, Giuseppe and Robert were arrested on May 21st, 2019, in the context of a repressive operation called “Prometeo” (“Prometheus”) and carried out by the ROS of carabinieri (“Special Operational Grouping”). Some searches have also been carried out. The main accusation is of “attack with terrorist or subversive purposes”, as they were held responsible for sending three bomb packages arrived in June 2017 to the prosecutors Rinaudo (prosecutor in several trials against the antagonist movement and the anarchists) and Sparagna (prosecutor in the trial for the “Scripta Manent” operation) and to Santi Consolo, at the time director of the DAP (“Department of Penitentiary Administration”), in Rome. They are not accused of any “associative” crime (such as articles 270 or 270bis of Italian penal code). Natascia was arrested in France and was transferred to Italy, to the Rebibbia prison in Rome. Between July and August 2019, on several occasions, with the clear intention of weakening the conditions and aggravating the isolation, they were transferred to the prisons of Alessandria, L’Aquila, Terni, Sassari, Rossano Calabro, Piacenza and Pavia. In June, Natascia participated in the hunger strike against the restrictions and conditions of the women’s AS2 section of the prison of L’Aquila, which was destined to lock up the anarchists.

These are the coordinates of the bank accounts to use to support Natascia, Giuseppe and Robert (anarchist comrades arrested on May 21st, 2019, due to the repressive operation called “Prometeo”) and to contribute to their procedural expenses:

– Postepay evolution
Accountholder: Vanessa Ferrara.
N° 5333 1710 9103 5440
Iban: IT89U3608105138251086351095

– Postepay evolution
Accountholder: Ilaria Benedetta Pasini.
N° 5333 1710 8931 9699
Iban: IT43K3608105138213368613377

Trento, Italy: “Renata” Operation – Sentence of the first instance trial (December 5th, 2019)

The second hearing of the trial for the “Renata” repressive operation [arrests of February 19th, 2019] was held on Thursday, December 5th, 2018.

After the prosecutor requests and the defense’s harangue, the sentence arrived around 14:30: the accusations of subversive association for the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order as well as the aggravating terrorism for those who did not the association offense was contested. Consequently, convictions were issued for specific crimes (production of false documents, damage, violation of the arms law). Poza was sentenced to two years and six months; Agnes and Stecco at two years; Rupert at one year and nine months; Sasha and Nico at one year and ten months; Giulio was acquitted and released on the same day.

On December 9th, given the exclusion of the crime of subversive association with the purpose of terrorism, the same prosecutor requested that the measures of house arrest be changed with the obligation to stay in the same municipalities, with nightly return from 10 to 6:30. Different speech for Stecco, who for now remains in prison to serve a definitive sentence concerning another trial, and who in theory will be subject to the obligation to stay in a municipality when he will released from prison.

Broader reflections will follow.



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This entry was posted on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 2:31 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.