>Lucca, Italy – anarchist comrade Leo Landi sentenced to 6 years



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21/07/2010 – Yesterday July 20 last day of Leo’s trial took place in Lucca.
The public prosecutor requested 6 years for robbery ‘with the aggravation of terrorism’. The court however, excluded the aggravation but confirmed the sentence of 6 years imprisonment.
A long trial, a decision already decided, not just in the five minutes of deliberation that served the judges to decide, but for the repressive atmosphere that has characterized Tuscany for many years now and for the more general trend that sees power increasingly able to impose itself in trying to eliminate every enemy that stands more or less consciously in front of it.
It inevitably makes us angry to know that Leo will remain in jail, not surprised that they wanted to charge him with being an anarchist, to have always carried forward his ideas with pride, struggles with determination, his love of freedom in practice.
Very often we have had to speak out about and deal with repression when we would rather be devoting our energies to struggles without “chasing” the deadlines that were “imposed”.
But these years have made us think much about what was and is fundamental active and concrete solidarity to comrades and companions, especially if they are imprisoned.
They, in fact, are made to pay the price of a declared war against unacceptable reality.
We support them and still prefer the attack on the enemy to the sterile whining about its ugliness. We prefer not stop powerless in the face of obstacles we encounter in our path, but to find a way to overcome them.
Freedom is not begged it is conquered!
When they hit one of us they mean all of us!
The anger is not subsiding, minds and hearts to Leo.

Anarchists of via del cuore


Anarchist Leonardo Landi arrested (Italy)

Italian police have arrested an anarchist wanted for suspected involvement in “terrorist activities” near the border with France, police told AFP (Mainstream Press Association) Thursday November 05.

Leonardo Landi was arrested in Ventimiglia because of a close collaboration with the French police, said Paolo Fanzone, head of the investigation at Imperia police headquarters in the north.
The Florentine anarchist militant had been on the run since May 2008. At the time of his arrest, Landi was with a woman from La Spezia in the North, who police suspect is an accomplice.
Police said Landi, who was carrying dubious cards and documents, may have been planning an attack in the northwest coastal region of Liguria.
Landi was wanted for ‘criminal conspiracy linked to terrorist activities’ – Fanzone said.
According to ‘Police intelligence’, Landi has been implicated in many terrorist attacks, especially in the centre of Italy, and he represents a ‘danger’, given his ability to rally other people around his cause – the police added, saying the militant is currently being held in San Remo prison.
A warrant for Landi’s arrest was issued in May 2008 by authorities in Florence who accused him of participating in an armed attack on a post office in June 2007.

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