On November 24, 2020, in the bunker room of the prison Le Vallette in Turin the sentence of appeal was issued against 23 anarchists accused in the “Scripta Manent” trial. Waiting to be able to publish more information and reflections, we inform that with regard to the comrades convicted also in the first instance the sentence was as follows:
— Anna Beniamino: 16 years and 6 months (in first instance: 17 years).
— Alfredo Cospito: 20 years (as in first instance), in continuation with the sentence of cassation at 9 years, 5 months and 10 days of the trial for the action against Adinolfi.
— Nicola Gai: 1 year and 1 month (in first instance: 9 years), in continuation with the sentence of cassation at 8 years, 8 months and 20 days of the trial for the action against Adinolfi.
— Alessandro Mercogliano: acquitted of all charges (in first instance: 5 years).
— Marco Bisesti: acquitted from the charge of “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” (in first instance: 5 years), but sentenced to 1 year and 9 months for “incitement to commit crimes” in relation to “Croce Nera Anarchica” (“Anarchist Black Cross”).
The sentence for “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” has been confirmed for anarchist comrades Anna, Alfredo and Nicola.
Comrades Nicola Gai, Alessandro Mercogliano and Marco Bisesti have been released.
Unlike the trial in the first instance, nine other sentences were also issued to nine other comrades for “incitement to commit crimes.” Convictions related, in various ways, to the publication of “Croce Nera Anarchica,” an aperiodic magazine and internet site, and the management of some internet sites that had been charged in the trial. These sentences vary between 2 years and 6 months and 1 year and 6 months. As said, in addition to these sentences, Marco was also sentenced for “instigation.”
In addition to Alessandro, nine other anarchist comrades were acquitted of all charges, including a comrade in prison since September 6, 2016 and released with acquittal in the first degree on April 24, 2019, and a comrade in prison and then under house arrest during the same period, also released with acquittal in the first degree. The other comrades were free.
Revolutionary solidarity with imprisoned anarchists!
Death to the State and capital, long live anarchy!