Italy : Presence in court in solidarity with those on trial for Scripta Manent
From Act for Freedom!
11TH FEBRUARY 2019, 9AM
SOLIDARITY PRESENCE IN COURT AT THE SCRIPTA MANENT TRIAL
The first phase of the Scripta Manent trial, following which seven comrades have been locked up in pre-trial detention for over two years, will come to an end in the early months of 2019, with a first-grade sentence.
The investigation refers to a string of attacks claimed by FAI and FAI/FRI, which occurred between 2003 and 2012 against the armed forces (police officers, carabinieri barracks, carabinieri training centres and RIS), statesmen (mayors, a minister of the interior), journalists, firms involved in migrants’ detention centres maintenance and the director of a migrants’ detention centre. The wounding of engineer Adinolfi, executive manager of Ansaldo Nucleare, is also part of the investigation, an event that had already been dealt with in a trial and had been claimed by the Olga Nucleus FAI/FRI, namely Nicola and Alfredo, in prison since 2012.
At various levels there’s also the charge of creating and participating in a subversive association (article 270bis), charges related to specific crimes (article 280) and charges of instigation to commit crime and defending crimes (article 414) because of articles, sites, blogs and anarchist editorial projects.
The trial distinguished itself for the use it made of debates within the anarchist movement in an orchestrated game of interpretations and differentiations, which the prosecutor in charge tried to use against the anarchists themselves, as the former is seeking to sentence our comrades and put the last twenty years of the history of anarchism and anarchist solidarity on trial.
In fact, all demonstrations of solidarity expressed on websites, pamphlets, journals and posters continue to be added to the court papers.
For our part we can only reiterate our support to the comrades on trial and the practices that they are accused of; the history of the anarchist movement now in the docks is the history of all of us.
We express our solidarity with those on trial and our anger and disgust at all inquisitors!
For all these reasons we’ll be present in court during Sparagna’s final speech, so as to highlight our hatred of him and all repressive apparatuses and our closeness to those on trial.
FREEDOM FOR ANNA, MARCO, SANDRO, DANILO, VALENTINA, ALFREDO AND NICOLA
11TH FEBRUARY 9AM
BUNKER COURT LE VALLETTE PRISON, TURIN
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