Alfredo Cospito case: «The State does not come to terms with those who threaten»The government chooses the hard line, the minister Carlo Nordio will answer parliamentary questions on the matter
"The state does not come to terms with those who threaten", assures the government after numerous episodes of mobilization by anarchists in support of the case of Alfredo Cospito, the 55-year-old detained under the 41 bis sentence in the Sassari prison of Bancali.
There have been attacks, such as those against diplomatic offices, or Molotov cocktails against a police station, street riots. But Palazzo Chigi does not give in and blocks the way for the possibility of clemency: "Actions of this kind - assures the Prime Minister - will not intimidate the institutions. perpetrators of terrorist acts".
Cospito's lawyer, Flavio Rossi Albertini, doesn't agree: "Here we are not discussing whether to give in to pressure but whether the conditions are met to keep my client at 41 bis".
Yesterday, in front of Bancali, a demonstration was held in which around 70 people took part. They were asking for an end to harsh prison terms and used a stereo system to play music at full volume: "So that Alfredo feels that we are here for him". And they also announced the relay hunger strike as a sign of closeness.
Meanwhile, the anarchist went on hunger strike for more than 100 days, lost 40 kilos and a few days ago fell in the shower and broke his nose. His health conditions, said the national guarantor for persons deprived of their liberty, Mauro Palma, are "in progressive deterioration". This is why the request to quickly transfer him to another institution equipped with a structure "capable of guaranteeing immediate medical intervention" should the situation worsen.
The 55-year-old's lawyer filed an appeal in Cassation against the decision of the Surveillance Court of Rome which rejected a complaint against the application of 41 bis for 4 years. The hearing in the case was brought forward to March 7 for the anarchist who is serving a sentence for the 2012 killing of Ansaldo Nucleare manager Roberto Adinolfi and for the 2006 attack on the Carabinieri school in Fossano . The Minister of Justice, Carlo Nordio, will answer parliamentary questions on the case in the next few hours in the Justice Committee of the Chamber.