Italy: Update on anarchists accused of taking part in May 2013 attack at the TAV construction site in Chiomonte

Anarchists Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi were convicted at first instance without the aggravating circumstance of terrorism submitted by Turin’s prosecutorial duo Padalino and Rinaudo. The four comrades, sentenced to 3 years and 6 months each, are currently under house arrest with all restrictions.

Terrorism-related charges have now also been dropped for anarchists Francesco, Graziano and Lucio. On December 29th, 2014, the court of review upheld a motion of the defense for dismissal of the charge of “attack with the purpose of terrorism”. However, they are still accused of possession and transportation of weapons of war, causing damage by fire, and some misdemeanors. The three comrades remain under preventive detention for now, in the high security wing of Ferrara prison:

Francesco Sala, Graziano Mazzarelli, Lucio Alberti
c/o C.C. via dell’Arginone, 327 – 44100 Ferrara (Italy)