Francesco, one of the comrades arrested following the events on October 15 2011 in Rome, has been accused of breaking his bail conditions and sent back to jail. Three months later released on house arrest again.
Rome, Italy, October 15 2011: anger explodes uncontrollable during a demonstration against the austerity measures imposed by the government to tackle its economic crisis.
41-year-old anarchist Vaggelis Koutsibelas has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment (with the right to appeal) and a 300 euro fine – the prosecution initially requested a total of 27 years in prison – for a string of arson attacks that took place in the city of Trikala during March and April 2012. The main evidence against him appears to have been a police informant, who admitted that the cops had forced him to sign a forged testimony because he had drug charges hanging over him, and whose evidence was refuted by the defense.
Eric McDavid is a green anarchist who was entrapped by an FBI informant and charged with a single count of conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property.
After serving nearly 10 years in prison his judgment and sentencing were vacated when it became known that the FBI had failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense. Eric pleaded guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5 year maximum sentence. He was released almost immediately.
A Palestinian nationalist who has fought for the liberation both in Palestine and here in the US. Jurors acquitted Ashqar of racketeering conspiracy, but was still sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury that was investigating money-laundering and non-profits funding “terrorist” organizations. These charges are broad sweeping and are the same types of charges being brought against Dr. Dhafir. He was released on June 13, 2017.
Jacob was one of the NATO 3, accused of making molotovs and of saying that they planned to use them to attack police stations, a Democratic Party campaign office, and the mayor’s home during the NATO summit. They were set up by informant(s).
Albert Woodfox is part of the Angola 3, three Black Panthers, put in solitary confinement for decades in Angola Prison, Louisiana after being framed for the death of a prison guard. Robert Hillary King has been released. Herman Wallace was released October 1, 2013, re-indicted on October 3, 2013, and died on October 4, 2013 before he could be re-arrested.