Repression Against Anarchists in Trentino, Italy

Published February 24, 2019

Anarchists in Trentino

During the night and on the morning of Tuesday, February 19, 2019, seven anarchists were arrested in various places in Trentino (Italy): Agnese, Giulio, Nico, Poza, Rupert, Sasha, Stecco. One person (Sasha) was placed under house arrest while all others were imprisoned in several prisons.

The main accusations are of “subversive association for the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” and “terrorist attack” with reference to some actions that took place in Trentino during the last years. Other offenses for which they are accused are: “interruption of public service”, “damage”, “sabotage of telematic devices”, “fire” and “transport of explosive material”.

At the same time, 50 registrations were carried out, with around 150 police and carabinieri mobilized in the repressive operation (which was called “Operation Renata”, apparently a name taken from the nickname given to the car used by some compaƱeres). The investigation was conducted by DIGOS (State Police) and ROS (carabinieri). On the same day of the arrests, a press conference took place in Rome, organized by anti-terrorism. It is clear the attempt to strike at the anarchist presence in Trentino, pigeon-holing and describing the relations between anarchist comrades in the framework of a phantom “subversive association” (with leaders, gregarious, treasurers, responsible, etc.), an accusation that tries to distribute as many years of prison as possible.

Revolutionary Solidarity with imprisoned anarchists!

It is likely that comrades will soon be transferred to other prisons (therefore, the addresses will change). Below are the last updated addresses.

Giulio: Giulio Berdusco Casa Circondariale di Udine Via Paluzza 77 33028 Tolmezzo (UD) Italia

Rupert: Roberto Bottamedi Casa Circondariale di Brescia Canton Mombello Via Spalto S. Marco 20 25100 Brescia (BS) Italia

Nico: Nicola Briganti Casa Circondariale di Verona Montorio Via S. Michele 15 37131 Verona (VR) Italia

Stecco: Luca Dolce Casa Circondariale di Udine Via Paluzza 77 33028 Tolmezzo (UD) Italia

Poza: Andrea Parolari Casa Circondariale di Vicenza Via Basilio Dalla Scola 150 36100 Vicenza (VI) Italia

Agnese: Agnese Trentin Casa di Reclusione Verziano Via Flero 157 25125 Brescia (BS) Italia