The motivations of the Supreme Court inherent in the pre-trial detention of the Sibilla operation came out in these days. We briefly recall the facts. In September 2021, following years of investigations conducted by the commands of the Special Operational Grouping of the Carabinieri in Milan and Perugia, the arrest of seven comrades and a companion was requested by the Perugia prosecutor’s office. This order was partly rejected and downgraded by the judge for preliminary investigations. Thus, on Nov. 11, dozens of searches were carried out by the ROS of the Carabinieri, the Sibilla investigation concerning some 15 anarchists and anarchists was notified, and six precautionary measures were imposed in connection with the charge of incitement to commit a crime with the aggravating factor of the purpose of terrorism: a warrant of arrest in prison for Alfredo Cospito (at the time already imprisoned in the Terni jail); house arrest with all restrictions for an anarchist from Spoleto; finally, the obligation to stay in the municipality of residence jointly with the obligation to sign three days a week for four comrades. On the same day of the operation two websites, roundrobin.info and malacoda.noblogs.org, were also blacked out. During the search, all found copies of the anarchist newspaper “Vetriolo” and the books What International? and My Dear Master Tomorrow I’ll Shoot You published by Monte Bove Editions were seized.
Only five weeks later, the Perugia review court revoked the arrest order, essentially trashing the investigation. Against this ruling prosecutor Manuela Comodi appealed in Cassation, obtaining, against the same opinion of the Attorney General’s Office, the reinstatement of the investigation. With some delay, the reasons for this decision were received. Unfortunately, the dabbling in technicalities is this time necessary for the understanding of the acrobatic leaps with which the Italian judiciary is trying to hold up Operation Sibilla and with it probably the infamous decision to lock up our comrade Alfredo Cospito in 41bis. In fact, the Supreme Court found that there was a passage in the sentence of the Perugia freedom court in which the prosecution’s position was not sufficiently argued. This passage coincidentally concerns precisely an article by Alfredo in “Vetriolo,” later taken up in What International? Therefore, the judgment by which we were exonerated is annulled and a new review is ordered to more fully address the point at issue. This is therefore an open ruling that does not rule out a new “acquittal,” but merely calls for aspects that it deems controversial to be more clearly delineated.
We are taking the floor because we want to expose the political logic behind this matter. This investigation plays its part in the 41bis order against our comrade. By claiming that Alfredo “instigated” from prison to commit revolutionary actions, it constitutes a good reason to argue the need to prevent him from any communication with the outside world. We take it upon ourselves to firmly denounce what we believe happened. It is clear that the Supreme Court received appropriate solicitations that Operation Sibilla be kept alive, albeit in intensive care. A decision made over and above the Attorney General’s own requests, the delay in the motivations, the captiousness of them, all of this speaks to us of the need to keep standing, while grasping at straws, a specific charge of incitement against Alfredo.
On December 1, a hearing will be held to confirm or not confirm the application of 41bis against our comrade for the next four years. On that day, the state executioners will be able to appear in court waving this charge as well. Let it be clear, publicly, how shaky it actually is (postponement for lack of motivation of the annulment ruling on a single specific article published in an anarchist newspaper), but that it can become, along with others, one more reason to keep Alfredo in the regime of annihilation and thus to sentence him to death.
Alfredo, in fact, has waged a very tough struggle that leaves no room for judicial acrobatics. Faced with the prospect of spending a lifetime in 41bis, he preferred, with his usual consistency and determination, to put his life on the line in an all-out hunger strike. On the one hand, your byzantinisms with which you arrange investigations and jail, on the other, the proud and unequivocal linearity of anarchism. Just as the comrades and comrade who joined the hunger strike are demonstrating the deepest sense of the word solidarity. In our own small way, we too put our faces to it and promise that we will not leave in silence what you are doing.
Adriano, Federica, Francesco, Matteo, Michele, Paolo, Sara
Source: La Nemesi