On May 22, 2019, anarchist comrade Juan was arrested, a fugitive and wanted for about two years. Two houses were searched in the province of Brescia, as well as two homes of parents of a comrade, and a comrade in the Brescia hinterland. Another comrade was also arrested and detained in the Brescia prison, accused of “personal aiding” (article 378 of the Criminal Code), with the aggravating circumstance of ”aiding the subtraction of the execution of the sentence“ (in reference to Juan).
On May 21, 2019, three anarchists were arrested in the context of a repressive operation called “Prometheus” and carried out by the ROS carabinieri. Some searches have also been carried out. The main accusation is of “attack with terrorist or subversive purposes”, as they were held responsible for sending three bomb packages arrived in June 2017 to the p. m.
On April 5, 2019 in Cremona, Tommy was arrested. He is an anarchist who tried to resist a police arrest under the house of a fascist (who in the previous days had put himself on display with some cowardly provocations). A police car was smashed during the episode. On April 10, the sentence was pronounced by the Cremona court: one year, eight months and ten days of imprisonment for charges of “resistance, aggravated damage, injuries, threats and outrage”.
During the night and the morning of Tuesday 19 February 2019, seven anarchists were arrested in various places in Trentino. One person was immediately charged with house arrest, while all the others were imprisoned in various prisons. The main accusations are “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” (article 270bis of the penal code) and of “terrorist attack” (article 280 of the penal code), with reference to some direct actions that have taken place in Trentino over the past few years.
Mikita is an anarchist from Minsk, detained on October 19th, 2019 with Ivan Komar on suspicion of the attempt to set fire to Minsk pretrial detention centre (article 295-3 “Illegal actions with combustible substances” and article 344 “Intentional destruction or damage of historical and cultural values”) in solidarity with Dzmitry Palijenka, who was kept there under arrest at that time.