Posts Tagged ‘Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez’
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
[Round Robin] We receive and spread:
This piece has finally arrived. Juan had mentioned it in his letters. We thought it had been censored. In fact it was confirmed that on 4th October 2019 an investigating judge seized it as he considered it “instigation to commit a crime” or some form of incitement to “anarchist activity” and seized it in order to protect the forces of order.
We agree with Juan’s desire to have it spread and ask you to publish it.
“How do you prevent a drop of water from drying up? Let it go to the sea.”
In this text I tell how my arrest on 22nd May 2019 went. I tell it as a matter of fact and not to denounce the illegality of police methods or as a victim’s tale.
Above all I don’t want the way my arrest went and what happened during the transfer to Brescia police headquarters to be something secret between myself and the Digos who arrested me. I sincerely don’t want to have anything in common with them. I don’t want to share anything with them, especially my anxieties or “what can’t be said” for fear of a taboo, as an unwritten pact between “macho gentlemen” that might undermine my virility (?!).
And finally the words spoken in the police station by a Digos cop dressed as a rock biker (probably from Trento police station, given his knowledge of me…) who advises me in a “friendly” manner, like a brother or a father, to only write personal letters to friends and not communiques to be circulated publicly. This made me think that spreading what happened could be a good option.
Just before my arrest I was walking in the mountains and took a path where I encountered a big dog that started to get ugly with me. This is the path that I’d have taken on the way back. I have great respect for dogs and avoid them if I can, so on the way back I decided to take the main road towards Tavernola. (more…)
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Italy: Prometeo Operation – References for benefits and updates
REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available here.
UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Giuseppe Bruna, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Italy, Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez, Letter, Natascia Savio, Repression, Robert Firozpoor
Posted in Prison Struggle
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Translated from: https://roundrobin.info/2019/06/12699/
Juan was transferred to the prison of Terni. He is accused of “association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order” (art. 270bis of the penal code), “act of terrorism with deadly or explosive devices” (art. 280bis) and “massacre” (article 285) for the attack against the headquarters of the “Lega Nord” party in Treviso in August 2018, of “possession of forged documents” (497bis) and of “carrying of weapons or objects to offend” (for a small knife, article 4 of law 110/75). Manu was transferred to the Monza prison [this last comrade is accused of “personal aiding” (art. 378), in reference to the absconding of Juan].
To write to them:
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
Casa Circondariale di Terni
strada delle Campore 32
Casa Circondariale di Monza
via S. Quirico 6
20900 Monza (Mb)
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
On May 22, Anarchist comrades Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez and Manuel Oxoli were arrested in Brescia, Italy for their alleged involvement in the bombing of the headquarters of the far-right wing Lega party in Villorba, Treviso on August 16, 2018.
The Lega is the ruling party of Italy, led by Matteo Salvini, who has aligned himself with fascist and far-right figures around the world, including Trump and Bolsonaro, and supports a racist anti-immigrant policy.
From Croce Nera Anarchica:
“The lawyer was able to meet his companions and found them strong and determined.
Further updates coming soon.
To write to Juan: Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez, c.c. Canton Mombello via Spalto S. Marco 20, 25100 (BS), ITALIA”
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Hola! I’m Juan Sorroche Fernandez and I’m writing this communiqué to clarify my position.
The TAV in Val Susa is one of the many projects that the State and society are getting going, like incinerators, the waste disposal emergency in Naples, the Gronda in Genoa (concerning the development of road junctions), construction of new prisons, militarization of the sites where Great Works are being implemented and the militarization of cities. The destruction of the earth and the consequent pollution alone would be sufficient to want to oppose these projects, but besides causing environmental devastation the State and dominion are crushing the individuals in a more and more mechanized system of control, a system based on production and circulation of goods. (more…)
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
The 29th of August a Spanish comrade was arrested. Juan and another friend were stopped by police. The charge against them is the stealing of 70lt of gasoline from an ‘Anas’ building site near Susa (Torino). They were both brought to the Valley. After a few days Enrico was released and Juan was confirmed in prison.
In recent months Juan was in Chiomonte fighting against the TAV (high-speed train). He’s a spectacular comrade and a fantastic friend… We don’t have to leave him alone!
Anger grows more and more…
Solidarity and anger against every cages!
And, as he always says:
“Un saludo punk- ningún lamento – a cabeza (cresta) alta !! -“
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
c/o Casa Circondariale Lorusso Cotugno
via Pianezza 300
10151 Torino – Italy
Ps. In 2008, when he was in the jail of Poggioreale (after what happened in Bologna the 13th Oct 2007), police blocked every letter written in Spanish. Because of this, we have to ask him if he receives letters in Spanish, but before this information comes out, it might be better to write to him in Italian (To repeat: this is only an opinion/fear because of the past).
UP THE PUNKS! ACAB!
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
(inspired by a few leaflets from ‘Fuoriluogo’)
Saturday 13th October 2007 at around 4am: a girl is sleeping in piazza Verdi in Bologna (northern Italy). Police on patrol decide that the girl’s behaviour is ‘abnormal’ and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO), which means internment in a psychiatric hospital and forced administration of psychotropic drugs. The cops call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will. (more…)