Anarchist Prisoner Rodrigo Lanza Acquitted of Murder Charge

Published November 18, 2019

Rodrigo Lanza

Anarchist prisoner Rodrigo Lanza, who was accused of killing the Nazi Victor Lainez, was acquitted of a murder charge, but was charged with homicide for ideological reasons in Spain on November 15.

During the first days of November 2019, the trial against anarchist comrade Rodrigo Lanza began. Rodrigo is accused of defending and killing the Nazi Victor Lainez.

After almost two years of pretrial detention, Rodrigo faced the judicial process at the Provincial Court of Zaragoza, the persecutors were requesting 155,600 euros of compensation and a 25-year prison sentence charged for “Murder of hate, with fussiness and cruelty.”

Finally on November 15, the court acquitted Rodrigo for the crime of “murder,” but decided to convict him of “homicide with serious imprudence for ideological reasons,” rejecting the 25 years requested by the persecutors.

This new scenario opens questions for Rodrigo’s prison situation, since under the charge of “homicide for serious imprudence,” Rodrigo risks a penalty between 1 and 4 years in prison, but the persecutors seek to raise his sentence through some aggravating factors, the rank being from 1 to 12 years in prison.

We look forward to the outcome of the final conviction against Rodrigo, and we remain certain in revindicating the legitimacy of self-defense against the police and the Nazis.

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