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Italy: About the arrest of anarchist Divine Umoru

On August the 2nd 2016 the Italian police stormed the house of anarchist Divine Umoru in the city of Bologna arresting him under the accusation of possessing explosive materials for fabricating bombs. The comrade was first send to the prison of Bologna and then transferred to the high security section AS 2 of the prison […]

Italy: Incendiary solidarity from Genoa

Genoa: ATM set on fire in solidarity with the prisoners in the AS2 section of Ferrara and with the struggles inside and outside the Greek prisons.

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Trento, Italy: Sabotage in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

On April 1st, a Vodafone repeater installed in a cabin on Monte Calisio, near Trento, was completely destroyed with sledgehammer blows in solidarity with prisoners in Greece and in the AS2 wing of Ferrara prison.

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Ferrara prison: Alfredo Cospito back in the high security section, Graziano Mazzarelli in isolation

Sunday, March 1st 2015 Update from the AS2 section of Ferrara prison

We send a few lines of our latest news to complete the sequence of events.

On February 28th, Alfredo returned from isolation. On the same day, Graziano was taken away.

It’s the consequence of a disciplinary report that we all (Adriano, Fra, Graziano, Lucio, Michele, Nicola) […]

Italian prisons: Anarchist prisoner Alfredo Cospito held in isolation

Isolation, disciplinary reports, and protests in the AS2 section of Ferrara prison:

On February 13th, having spoken to one of the imprisoned comrades in the high security section of Ferrara prison over the telephone, we learned that Alfredo Cospito was punished with isolation, following an altercation with a guard. The measure of punitive isolation (article 14-bis […]

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 […]

Italy: Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia under house arrest; Lucio transferred to Ferrara’s high-security wing

A week after being sentenced, Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia were placed under house arrest, with all restrictions. Thus, they are now released from prison, but banned from meeting with anyone who is not habitually residing in the same house.

On December 22nd, Lucio – like Francesco and Graziano – was transferred to the AS2 section […]

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 […]

Genoa, 30 October 2013: First day of trial for Roberto Adinolfi shooting

Alfredo Cospito:

On a splendid May morning I took action, and during those few hours I enjoyed life to the fullest. For once I left fear and self-justification behind, and I ventured toward the unknown. . . .

I want to be very clear: the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front is only me and Nicola. […]

Perugia – Operation Shadow: Sergio Maria Stefani sentenced to 3 years and 3 months

On the 22nd of October 2013 the court of Perugia issued the first-instance judgment in the so-called operation “Shadow”. The accusatory construct collapsed entirely. However, comrade Sergio Maria Stefani was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for car theft. All other accused comrades were acquitted because the alleged facts had never occurred.

This time the […]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Stefano Fosco and Elisa Di Bernardo released from pretrial detention

In September 2013 anarchists Stefano Gabriele Fosco and Elisa Di Bernardo, editors of Culmine arrested on June 13, 2012 during operation ‘Ardire,’ walked out of prison upon request for release on expiry of their pretrial detention. Both comrades—just as Giuseppe Lo Turco and Alessandro Settepani, who were released in mid-June 2013—are subject to […]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Alessandro and Giuseppe released from pretrial detention; Paola and Giulia free from house arrest

Cassa di solidarietà Aracnide (solidarity fund against repression) reports that comrades Alessandro Settepani and Giuseppe Lo Turco were released from Ferrara prison on June 12th, and now have an obligation to stay in Montegabbione (Terni) and Catania (Sicily), respectively, as well as the restrictions of signing in at the nearest police station (for Alessandro twice […]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Immediate release of the 5 anarchist prisoners!

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: The Milan prosecutor asked for further extension of the precautionary measures against 5 imprisoned anarchists

The public prosecutor of Milan has requested another six months of pretrial incarceration for Alessandro, Stefano, Sergio, Elisa and Peppe [all incarcerated since June 13th, 2012]. In the prosecutor’s request it is specified that, despite their imprisonment, the comrades continue to communicate with members of the same space outside the prison, and promote ‘solidarity campaigns’ […]

Italy – ‘Operation Boldness’: Giulia Marziale released from pretrial detention

After Katia Di Stefano and Paola Iozzi, Giulia Marziale was also released from prison!

The court of review, whose hearing was held on Friday, March 15th, dismissed the council chamber’s ruling on Tuesday morning, March 19th, and thus ordered the release of Giulia and her transfer under house arrest. So, Giulia was able to walk out […]