Italy: Cassation of the ”Scripta Manent” trial

The cassation for the ”Scripta Manent” trial ended on 6 July.

The court requalified the explosive attack against the carabinieri cadet school of Fossano (Cuneo) of June 2nd 2006, claimed by Rivolta Anonima e Tremenda/ Federazione Anarchica Informal [Anonymous and Tremendous Revolt/Informal Anarchist Federation] and which Anna and Alfredo were accused of, into “political massacre” (art. 285 of the criminal code), referring to the court of Turin for the aggravating recalculation of the sentence. All the other sentences were confirmed including 1 year and 9 months and 2 years and 6 months for 11 comrades and acquittals for the rest of the accused, convictions and acquittals that have thus become final.

The time will come for more in-depth reflections. What seems evident is the State’s determination to break the anarchist movement and the revolutionary struggle, further worsening what emerged from the Turin court with a ruling that does not seem to contain any margin for review. As the contradictions on which this society rests become more and more ungovernable, before social tensions take unmanageable forms for power, the State is trying to strike a blow to the movement and send out a warning to those who do not give up: two or three years for writing a newspaper, dozens of years in prison and even life imprisonment for those who pass to the road of action.

The recent decision to lock up Alfredo in 41bis, moreover brazenly taken on the eve of this ruling, is fully part of this State reprisal: the decisions have been made, Alfredo must literally be buried in prison. His ideas, his deeds, his contribution must be silenced, forgotten, condemned to oblivion.

But forgetting the prisoners of the social war means forgetting the war itself: revolutionary solidarity with the anarchists Anna Beniamino and Alfredo Cospito. Death to the State and capital, long live anarchy!

The addresses of the comrades in prison:

Anna Beniamino
C. C. di Roma Rebibbia femminile
via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma

Alfredo Cospito
C. C. di Sassari “Giovanni Bacchiddu”
strada provinciale 56 n. 4
Località Bancali
07100 Sassari

via: Translated by Act for freedom now!