June 14, 2019
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Italy: Anarchist comrades Giovanni Ghezzi and Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska) under house arrest

We learn that the precautionary measure of house arrest has been ordered for imprisoned anarchist comrades Giovanni and Paska, accused (along with comrade Ghespe) of an explosive attack against the fascist bookshop “Il Bargello” on 01/01/2017 (when one of the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019
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Italy : Op. ”Panico”Paska has been transferred toViterbo

News came this morning 22/3/19 that Paska has been transferred to Viterbo. The reason for the transfer is not known, nor how long he will remain there. We don’t know if he is still in 14-bis regime. Updates to follow. … Continue reading

January 26, 2019
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Italy : Updates on Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska) from the prison of La Spezia

‘I confirm what I said, but I want a competent doctor after what happened to me. It’s true, as I went out of the cell I pushed the prison guard that was on the landing. Then, when I went down … Continue reading

December 12, 2018
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Italy: anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska) ends hunger strike

News from Paska, he ended the hunger strike last week [24/11/2018], without obtaining a transfer. It is not yet known if he will be given 14bis as pre-announced. The 13 December hearing will be cancelled, it seems, due to the … Continue reading

July 20, 2018
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Florence, Italy : Paska’s communique ahead of the trial

The first hearing of the trial against Ghespe took place today, 4th July. It was very short because the judges accepted a request for the reunification of the trial, so they simply postponed the hearing to 12th July, the day … Continue reading

April 10, 2018
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Teramo, Italy – Greetings to anarchist comrade Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska)

In the afternoon of Easter Monday some people in solidarity went back outside the prison in Teramo. A couple of large fire crackers fired, chants and some exchanges with prisoners at the windows. Our brother Paska heard and saw us, … Continue reading

July 26, 2019
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Italy: Op. Panico – Technical considerations about the sentence

Italy: Op. Panico – Technical considerations about the sentence In essence, much has remained unchanged from the requests of the pm, some of the sentences are even worse. These are the substantial differences / considerations at a glance: The qualification … Continue reading

July 24, 2019
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Italy: ”Operation Panico” Sentences

22/07/2019 Awaiting further information, we are publishing some of the sentences (news received via text message) for the 28 comrades accused in Operation Panico. None acquitted Salvatore Vespertino Ghespe 9 years Giovanni Ghezzi  Giova 9 years, 10 months and 15 … Continue reading

July 20, 2019
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Florence, Italy: Towards the end of the “Panico” trial

 The week of final hearings of the “Panico” trial ended today. On Monday 15th and half of Tuesday 16th the final part of the trial phase took place; on the prosecution side, the treatment of the last tranche of expert … Continue reading

July 14, 2019
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Florence, Italy: Last hearings of the trial for the “Panico” operation

The hearings from 15 to 18 July, 2019, are confirmed, but due to the absence of one of the judges the sentence (scheduled for July 22nd) could slip, by a maximum of one week, apparently. For Giova, Paska and Ghespe … Continue reading

July 4, 2019
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Italy, Prison of L’Aquila: Anna, Silvia, Nat – “A throw of the dice”

End of hunger strike communique Life is a role of the dice with destiny wrote a poet, that we know anarchists like to play. We have ended a first game. A month to see how the land lies and sniff … Continue reading

June 24, 2019
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Italy, “Panico” repressive operation: Anarchist comrade Salvatore Vespertino (Ghespe) transferred to house arrest

 Yesterday, Friday 21 June, after almost 2 years of detention [he was arrested on 3 August 2017], house arrest for Ghespe was accepted, with all restrictions, but with the possibility of colloquy an hour three times a week, to bring … Continue reading

June 4, 2019
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Florence , Italy : Ghespe is also on hunger strike

 We learn that the anarchist comrade Salvatore Vespertino (known as Ghespe) has been on hunger strike since May 30, in solidarity with comrades Anna Beniamino and Silvia Ruggeri, locked up in the prison of L’Aquila (Anna and Silvia declared the … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Italy : Relentlessly, For Anarchy! Posters for the April 20 gathering in Florence

On 9th May the sentence against 20 comrades accused of organized crime and carrying out anonymous attacks on fascist meeting places will be pronounced at the end of a trial in Florence. [The sentencing has been postponed to 22nd June]. … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Italy : Operation Panico: report on the 18th April hearing and new schedule

Today started with the first tricky one: the experts’ transcripts of the monitoring, not even complete, (some of those requested by the PM were missing, because they’d got it wrong when they photocopied them) submitted last week, in particular the … Continue reading

April 11, 2019
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Italy: Operation Panico : Updates from the hearing of April 4 and new schedule of hearings

Paska and about a dozen comrades were present at the hearing. To start with Paska made a brief declaration saying that his correspondence is being photocopied even though he has not been subjected to censorship by the judicial authorities. So, … Continue reading

March 13, 2019
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Florence, Italy : Updates on the trial ”Operation Panico” and new calendar

12th February: start of the discussion on the New Year Eve’s events. Witnesses for the prosecutor (Digos officers) and for the defence (Digos officers and a bomb disposal expert) gave statements on the reconstruction of the events. 14th February: discussion … Continue reading

February 23, 2019
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ABOUT THE REPRESSION AGAINST ANARCHISTS IN ITALY

Unfortunately, Italy has a long history of repressive operations against anarchists. Since Operation Marini in 90s, the waves of repression against comrades, which brought into jail many people with charges of terrorism or criminal association, were countless. Just to name … Continue reading