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(en) ROS/Marini vs. anarchists: trial update (it)

From a-infos-trans <a-infos-trans@tao.ca>
Date Thu, 4 Jun 1998 02:22:00 -0400 (EDT)
cc Myself <peregrine@cybergal.com>

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              This is an update on the long-running
             trial of a group of anarchists in Italy.

Translated for A-Infos by peregrine@cybergal.com
on behalf of:
The A-Infos translators’ collective <a-infos-trans@tao.ca>
Originally received from:
Tactical Media Crew <tactical@corelli.nexus.it>,
as “(it) Aggiornamenti processo ROS/Marini contro gli anarchici”.
Sorry for any fuck-ups.

  Now that the most interesting phase of arguments, or rather, the
feeble testimony of both the "repentent" Namsetchi woman and the
"repentent" Sforza family is now over, the trial has entered a weary
phase of technical testimonies made by convicts and police officers.

  It should also be said that the hearings have lost their weekly rhythm
because the same Court of Assizes and the same courtroom are also in use
for the holding of the trial for the murder of Marta Russo, which has far
more media coverage and so is being pushed through faster.

  At this stage, what's being analysed is the episode of the so-called
"Prenestino Car-bomb", which exploded in 1989 killing comrade Luigi
De Blasi.  For this episode there have been many police investigations
and technical evaluations made in order to determine the quality,
quantity and destructive potential of the explosive used, and also the
motives and identities of those involved in the deed.  Thus many
hearings have been taken up by listening to PM techical consultants who
have come to report on the proven operations.  Both top forensic
scientists and professors from the university came to testify on the
investigation into who the man devastated by the car-bomb was (for the
prosecution, the assassin De Blasi).  The prosecution's final theory
was that this car-bomb must have been a reprisal to avenge several
[?]kidnappers killed by police on the [?]hard shoulder a few days
previously in Rome.  So, according to the prosecution, this was the
motive and, again according to the PM, De Blasi must have carried out
this attack.  Moreover, the professors specifically referred to their
certainty regarding the report as regards the identity of the bomber.

  So, we're at a time of minimal interest as regards these proceedings.
The next hearing is set for the 7th and 8th of July, practically a
month and a half away from the last one.  So there's an interest in
spinning out this trial, in making sure it goes by unobserved, and in
dampening the atmosphere of confict that developed in the first few

  One last bit of news is that Lovecchio, who arrived in Rome a few weeks
ago after being extradicted from the Netherlands, found herself jailed
in Rebibbia and has in the last few days had herself put under house arrest.

  The trial has been adjourned until the 7th of July.  As usual, all are
invited to the hearings, which are public and are held in the "aula bunker"
of the Foro Italico in Via dei Gladiatori in Rome.  We're all waiting
for the day one of the people called to testify is lieutenent colonel
Malimpietri of the ROS of the Carabinieri, the signatory of the famous
ROS letter of information that planned the repressive solution with as much
repentence as he has expressed in the organization of this trial/fit-up.

  4 more info http://www.nexus.it/tmcrew


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