Gianluca and Adriano were arrested on September 18 2013 following a ROS [carabinieri special unit] operation that also involved raids on comrades’ homes. The two comrades were accused of several actions of attack on banks, fur coats shops, and ENI premises, actions that had been claimed by Animal Liberation Front, Direct Action for the Defence of the Earth and FAI/FRI. They were charged with article 270bis: association with purposes of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order of the state.
At the first grade abbreviated procedure trial held on 18th July 2014 in Rome, Gianluca and Adriano were sentenced to 6 years and 3 years and 8 months respectively. Gianluca individually claimed some of the attacks signed by FAI and refused a defence lawyer. Both comrades refused to attend trial held via video-linking.
Via Arginone 327
Chiara Zenobi, Niccolò Blasi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti, Graziano Mazzarelli, Lucio Alberto, Francesco Sala
Chiara, Niccolò, Claudio and Mattia were arrested on December 9 2013 and accused of having committed an act of sabotage occurred in May 2013 against the high speed railway (TAV) construction yard in Chiomonte, Val Susa. The charges pressed against them were heavy: attack with purposes of terrorism carried out with lethal and explosive devices, possession of war weapons, damages. Although the charges of terrorism were lifted by the Court of Cassation in May 2014, these charges were used by prosecutors during the proceedings; however they were finally discharged in the first grade trial.
During the session of the trial held on 24th September 2014 in Turin, the comrades took responsibility for the action of sabotage they were accused of. In December 2014 the court sentenced the four comrades to 3 years and 6 months, and shortly afterwards Chiara, Mattia, Claudio and Niccolò were released from jail and put under house arrest with all restrictions.
The two comrades were involved in so called ‘Operation Ardesia’ (2006), one of the many police operations unleashed against the anarchists of Il Silvestre, Pisa, once again under the pretext that the comrades involved were part of a terrorist organization. After long judicial proceedings and time served in prison, all the comrades were acquitted of terrorism charges in 2010, but Francesco and Daniele were also charged with a robbery occurred in Lucca, Tuscany, in 2007. Released from prison at different times between 2007 and 2010, the two comrades lost the appeal trial and were finally sentenced by the Court of Cassation in May 2014, and subsequently sent to jail. Francesco will have to serve 2 years and a month, Daniele 1 year and 9 months.
Casa Circondariale “Don Bosco”
Via Don Bosco 43
56100 – Pisa
Casa Circondariale “Le Sughere”
Via delle Macchie 9
57100 – Livorno
Marina Cugnaschi, Alberto Funaro, Francesco Puglisi, Luca Finotti
He never bowed his head in prison; on the contrary he has always contributed to the struggle with his rebel and indomitable being, which is still costing him continuous harassment from the prison administration and the judiciary.
Maurizio is a long-term prisoner who is being targeted by the Italian prison system for speaking out in favour of other prisoners and for denouncing the terrible conditions of the various jails he ‘visited’.
Davide is another long-term prisoner on the front line in the struggles organized by groups of prisoners in recent years.
C.C. Contrada Petrusa
Piazza Pasquale di Lorenzo
Claudio is imprisoned for an armed expropriation which took place in Cordoba, Spain, 1999, after which two policewomen were shot dead during a shootout, and was sentenced in Malaga also for an armed intervention at the Italian vice-consulate in December 1996: three comrades wearing balaclavas imprisoned the consul and an employee, sending a message of solidarity to the Italian prisoners jailed by judge Marini (the judge who built a false accusation against Italian anarchists), then they escaped with passports and some money.
With other charges he was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment and has been detained in special isolation units (FIES) of Spain, while 27 years in Italy and 30 more in France are waiting for him to be served, the revenge for other previous revolutionary actions.