In accordance with the decree concerning the end of the lockdown, the prison of Piacenza has resumed visits as follows: only one hour per month, a two-metre distance between the prisoner and her relative/friend, masks and partition glass and prohibition of physical contact. Not even a hug or kiss to say hello. Understandably, Natascia has chosen to carry on seeing her relatives and friends via Skype from time to time, rather than the face-to-face farce with a two-metre distance through a partition glass and absolute prohibition of physical contact.
The greetings from comrades and those in solidarity last Tuesday outside the prison of Piacenza were finally heard where Natascia is being held, the AS3 wing where the cells are more internal and further away from the prison walls. Natascia and the other prisoners shouted and tried to answer, hoping they would be heard in turn.
After the wing went from open to closed regime – officially as a measure due to the health emergency – the atmosphere changed. Now it’s clear to all that the health excuse was just a joke and that they have no intention of reinstating the open regime, as rest of the prison is now in open regime.
Elena and Nicole, recently arrested along with five comrades [all were released on 30th May] are also in the prison of Piacenza, but in “health confinement” and therefore she [Natascia] had only a glimpse of them. Even if she is sad and angry because of their (and the others’) arrest, she can’t wait to see them.
On 27th May there will be an appeal in the court of review, where the defence will again demand revocation of the custodial measure for Natascia.
Meantime, Natascia and Beppe have been in jail for over a year, awaiting trial.
Because of the lockdown, in recent months it wasn’t possible to organize benefit events to support Natascia and Beppe (and all the other imprisoned comrades) economically. Any contribution would therefore be really appreciated. To give us a hand to meet legal and imprisonment expenses for Natascia and Beppe you can use the following:
– Postepay evolution
Account name Vanessa Ferrara
Number 5333 1710 9103 5440
– Postepay evolution
Account name Ilaria Benedetta Pasini
Number 5333 1710 8931 9699
WE ALSO REPEAT THE ADDRESSES TO WRITE TO NATASCIA AND BEPPE
C.C. San Lazzaro
Strada delle Novate 65
Via Vigentina 85
FREEDOM FOR NATASCIA AND BEPPE,
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
Translated by act for freedom now!