Political storm in Italy: secrets leaked about an anarchist leader imprisoned for a terrorist attack

Cospito is serving a 20-year sentence for an attack without victims committed in 2006

The Italian opposition has asked this Wednesday the resignation of a member of the Government and of the vice president of the parliamentary committee that controls the intelligence serviceswhom he accuses of having revealed confidential information on the case of the anarchist leader imprisoned and on hunger strike, Alfredo Cospitoto use them for political purposes.

The main opposing force, the progressive Democratic Party (PD)demands the resignations of Giovanni Donzelli, deputy of the ultras Brothers of Italy (FdI), led by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, and Andrea Delmastro, Undersecretary of Justice, after the former assured in Parliament that Cospito had maintained conversations with mafia bosses.

Donzelli’s revelations, as a result of the information provided by Delmastro, have unleashed a political storm and in recent hours the centrist Third Pole, led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and the Greens have joined the requests of the PD, while the The populist 5 Star Movement has not ruled on the issue.

And the Rome Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation for disclosure and use of official secrets after Donzelli “made public the interceptions between representatives of the ‘Ndrangheta and the Camorra with Alfredo Cospito”, revealed the local media.

The main opposition force demands the resignation of a deputy from the ultras Brothers of Italy (FdI), led by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni (REUTERS / Guglielmo Mangiapane)
The main opposition force demands the resignation of a deputy from the ultra Brothers of Italy (FdI), led by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni (REUTERS / Guglielmo Mangiapane) (GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE /)

“We have received confirmation that Donzelli did not have access to the documents at the Ministry, as he clumsily tried to justify himself. The revelation comes, according to his own confession, from Delmastro, who, as Undersecretary of Justice, with authority in the Department of Penitentiary Administrations (DAP) has access to information protected by secrecy,” said the PD spokesperson in the Chamber of Deputies. , Debora Serracchiani.

The Minister of Justice, Carlos Nordio, will appear in Parliament to report on the case, together with the foreign ministers, the vice president Antonio Tajani, and the interior Matteo Pianttedosi, after this Tuesday the Government reiterated that it was not going to give in to the followers of Cospito, who in recent days have staged altercations in Italy, but also in other countries, such as Spain.

In fact, the country will reinforce its security, especially in institutional places in Rome, after the anarchists have called a demonstration in the capital next Saturday, officially unauthorized, as well as meetings in universities and in front of ministries, according to the reports. Italian media.

The protesters support Cospito, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 100 days, in his petition to disappear the strict solitary confinement (41-bis) in which he finds himself, a measure initially reserved for the most dangerous mafia criminals.

The tension reached the Chamber of Deputies this Tuesday, when Donzelli considered that the mafia was “using” the “terrorist Cospito so that the State would give in on 41-bis”, and insinuated that the recent visit of several PD deputies to the leader an anarchist in prison could assume that they were on the side of “the terrorists and the mafia”.

Cospito is serving a sentence of 20 years for an attack without victims committed in 2006 and the deterioration of his health forced him to be transferred this Monday from Sardinia (west) to a prison in Milan (north) with a better medical structure.

(With information from EFE)

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