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November 29, 2009

ELP has just learnt that the well known Italian animal rights activist, Sergio Stafani, along with Alessandro Settepani, have been imprisoned accused of "subversive conspiracy". As longer term ELP supporters will be aware, Sergio is constantly being accused of crimes he has not committed and ELP regards this as yet another attempt by the authorities to silence this well known activist.

ELP has also heard that the latest Il Silvestre trial resulted in Daniele Casalini and Francesco Gioia being found guilty of robbery, but not guilty of "subversive association" . Both were sentenced to four years imprisonment but for legal reasons both were immediately released. However another Il Silvestre activist, Leonardo Landi, has been remanded into custody accused of the same robbery that Daniele and Francesco were found guilty of.

Please send urgent letters of support to:

Sergio Maria Stefani
Carcere San Michele
Via Casale, 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italy

Alessandro Settepani
Carcere San Michele
Via Casale, 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italy

Leonardo Landi
Carcere Sanremo
Via Armea, 144
18038 Sanremo (IM)
Italy

Below are two mailouts ELP received about these latest Italian prisoners.

On July the 3th, during a big ROS's operation (Special Operation Team of Carabinieri) called Operation �SHADOW� 40 houses of comrades were raided with the charge of "subversive conspiracy". Two Italians comrades, Sergio and Alessandro were arrested.

They are accused of "subversive conspiracy", of theft of car and of involving in a attempting sabotage of public transportations. Both of them are being held at Alessandria Jailed, in the special section for the anarchic prisoners.
We encourage everyone to send letters of support and solidarity:

Sergio Maria Stefani
Carcere San Michele
Via Casale, 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italy

Alessandro Settepani
Carcere San Michele
Via Casale, 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italy

Sergio and Alessandro are vegan.
For information contact: senzagabbie@yahoo.it


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On October the 29th , Daniele Casalini and Francesco Gioia, two Italian anarchist, who were arrested on June 12 2007, during an Operation called Ardesia, on suspicious of robbery and "subversive conspiracy" were sentenced for robbery respectively to 4 years imprisonment and to 4 years and 2 months. The charge of "subversive conspiracy" has been dropped.

For technical motive they were immediately released and they are now free. For Francesco came into effect the special surveillance, that consists in the obligation of stay in the city where one lives, in the nocturnal obligation of staying in the house , in the prohibition to attend meetings and political demos and the prohibition of attending affected.

Francesco and Daniele thank a lot for the solidarity they have received in these years of imprisonment.

In the same day (October the 29th) the preliminary hearing for other 9 anarchist co-defendants of Daniele e Francesco was held. All comrades were acquitted with the exclusion of Leonardo Landi, against whom in May 2008 a arrest warrant was been issued (the same day Paola Gori was arrested) but who was fugitive until that time. Unfortunately on November the 5th, Leonardo was captured and now he is been held in the prison of Sanremo and his trial for robbery will start on March the 5th 2010. We encourage everyone to send letters of support and solidarity:
Leonardo Landi
Carcere Sanremo
Via Armea, 144
18038 Sanremo (IM)
Italy

Leonardo is vegetarian.
For information contact: anarchicisolidali@virgilio.it/a>  or senzagabbie@yahoo.it 

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