Italy: Comrades Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai sentenced by Genoa court

Genoa, November 12th, 2013: The sentences against Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito were announced this morning, in the abbreviated proceeding of first instance for kneecapping Adinolfi, act vindicated by both anarchists in the courtroom during the previous session, on October 30th. The comrades did not attend this hearing.

The sentences are:
– 10 years and 8 months for Alfredo
– 9 years and 4 months for Nicola

Both were sentenced for attack with the purpose of terrorism (under article 280 of the Italian penal code), in addition to reato ostativo (impediment of access to prison benefits, house arrest, semi-custodial regime, etc. given that terrorist purposes were recognized by the court). The evaluation of non-pecuniary damages claimed by the plaintiffs (the Italian State, Ansaldo Nucleare, and Adinolfi himself) was postponed to be assessed in an eventual civil suit. The preliminary hearing judge, Annalisa Giacalone, proved herself to be completely subservient to the prosecution’s arguments that the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order is established in the case due to the fact that, in the person of CEO Roberto Adinolfi of Ansaldo Nucleare, Finmeccanica was hit, a state-run company with global interests in the production of systems of control and defense.

Knowing with certainty that the real producers of indiscriminate terror and death are in fact domiciled elsewhere, we send a strong embrace of solidarity to Nicola, Alfredo, and those who do not bow down to the logic of terror that’s so typical of domination.

You can send letters to the comrades at the following prison address:
Nicola GaiAlfredo Cospito
Casa Circondariale Ferrara, Via Arginone 327, ΙΤ-44122 Ferrara, Italy

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