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.
Juan is serving a sentence of 23 years, having been arrested on September 18, 2014 and charged with incendiary attacks on police stations in 2014 claimed by the Conspiracy Cells of Fire and International Conspiracy of Revenge. On July 23, 2014 a CCF cell bombed "The Dominicans" station of the Santiago Metro, and on September 8, 2014 a shopping mall in Las Condes.
Anna was arrested on September 6, 2016 as part of Operation Scripta Manent, and sentenced to 17 years.
An Open Letter by Anna on Operation Scripta Manent:
The prosecution in Turin have decided to put an entire anarchist tendency on trial: anti-organisation Anarchism. This isn’t a sensationalist and defensive overstatement, it’s what Turin’s investigating judge, Anna Ricci, enacted with the arrest warrants issued in July 2016, and enforced in September, probably to avoid disrupting the summer holidays of some pubic official.
On April 6th, 2011, more than 300 officers were employed in an “anti-terrorism” operation named ‘Outlaw Operation’ carried out in 16 different cities including Bologna, where police arrested 5 activists close to the squatted social centre Fuoriluogo and shut down the place. Another person was arrested in the nearby town of Ferrara and released straight after interrogation. Seven other people are under banning orders which restrict their movements and are also being investigated. The comrades imprisoned in Bologna can be written at: