REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’ (NATASCIA, ROBERT, BEPPE)
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available at:
UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference.
On July 30th Natascia has been trasferred to the jail of Piacenza.
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Robert was moved from the jail of Terni (Umbria) to the jail of Sassari (Sardinia) on July 6th. His detention conditions have definitely gotten worse due to the geographic isolation, which keeps him far away from his family, friends and lawyers. Before his detention in the jail of Terni, he was being held in the Opera jail (Milan), known for its horrible detention conditions. While there, he was kept in solitary confinement for one month, except for one hour a day. When he was moved to Terni, the detention conditions were better: there was no more solitary confinement, better food, a few hours everyday to socialize with other political prisoners, some time to spend in an inner yard, a library and a gym. On July 18th, there was a solidarity blitz to say hello to Robert and to the other prisoners of the Bancali-Sassari jail (https://roundrobin.info/2019/07/sassari-saluto-al-carcere-di-bancali/)
Beppe was kept in solitary confinement for more than one month in the jail of Opera, except for an hour a day of permitted socialization and then again in the jail of Alessandria. In Alessandria, he was kept in solitary during the few hours a day when he was out of the cell, even though the prosecution hadn’t requested this and despite the fact that there is an AS2 section available. He held a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment conditions for some days at the end of June. On July 8th, we were told he had been transferred to the jail of Rossano Calabro (Calabria). Once again, a comrade was moved to an isolated jail in an isolated location, far from his family, friends and lawyers.
We have to wait until September or October for another legal re-examination of their case.
BENEFITS IN SUPPORT OF NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
From today, there will be two different ways to send economic contributions in solidarity to Natascia, Robert and Beppe. You can send your contributions to either of the platforms as they are in contact and coordinating the funds together. The money will be used to help cover their expenses in jail, their legal expenses, the travel costs of friends/relatives who travel to visit them in jail, and any other expenses concerning their imprisonment.
*DETAILS AND COORDINATES TO USE FOR BENEFITS AND CONTRIBUTIONS:
Account owner: Ilaria Benedetta Pasini
Account number: 5333 1710 8931 9699
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): IT43K3608105138213368613377
Account owner: Vanessa Ferrara
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): IT89W0894616401000024400978
WE’D ALSO LIKE TO REMIND YOU OF THE ADDRESSES WHERE YOU CAN SEND LETTERS AND POSTCARDS TO OUR COMRADES NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE:
Casa Circondariale Le Novate
Strada delle Novate 65
C. C. di Sassari – Bancali
strada provinciale 56, n. 4
07100 Sassari (SS)
C. R. di Rossano Calabro
Contrada Ciminata Greco, snc
87067 Corigliano-Rossano (CS)
Again, we encourage all comrades (also in support of what they’re writing to us from jail) to express your solidarity by sending letters and books to the prisoners. Their mail is undergoing “political censorship”, which means that some letters may not be received and others may take longer than average to reach their destination. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP! Keep writing! Solidarity warms and cheers up prisoners and their close comrades.
WE’D LIKE TO NOTE ONCE AGAIN THAT WE ARE ALL THEIR ACCOMPLICES. THAT’S WHY WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP SOLIDARITY AND WHY NONE OF OUR COMRADES WILL EVER BE LEFT ALONE! EVER!
FREEDOM FOR NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE!
FREEDOM FOR EVERYONE!