Free Trieste Movement

A POLITICAL TRIAL

ON JULY 10TH, THE JUDGMENT OF THE TRIAL ABOUT THE “OLD PORT” OF TRIESTE

The trial against 17 citizens of the Free Territory of Trieste charged with organizing and taking part to a demonstration in defence of the Free Port of Trieste allegedly held without informing the authorities (Questura, head office of the police) is about to end.

The final hearing will be held on July 10th, at 5PM before the Court of Trieste, where judge Catapecchia is to pronounce the judgment. The proceeding is No. 840/14 opened by the Prosecution Office of the Republic in Trieste. The prosecution is supported by Public Prosecutor Federico Frezza, the “father” of this trial against the Free Trieste Movement and the peaceful citizens who called for legality.

This trial has no legal ground, its only purpose was to frighten whoever supported the Free Trieste Movement and the cause of legality initiated for the full re-establishment of the rights of the Free Territory of Trieste and of its international Free Port.

It was for this reason that hundreds of supporters of Free Trieste, on that rainy February 10th, 2014, anniversary of the ratification of the 1947 Treaty of Peace that establishes the independence of the Free Territory of Trieste, had demonstrated from morning to night in defence of the Northern Free Port from the aggressions of the housing speculation under ranti-mafia questions supported, cross the border, by members of all parties.

In breach of the Treaty of Peace and of the Memorandum of Understanding of London (with which the Governments of the United States and of the United Kingdom have sub-entrusted the temporary civil administration of the FTT and of its international Free Port to the responsibility of the Italian Governemnt) the dismissal of the whole Northern Free Port had been fastened by suspending its precious free port regime.

A reckless action and illegal, to which only the Free Trieste Movement opposed with demonstrations that the illegitimate regime rooted by Italy did not appreciate.

Thus the criminal investigation, made of the usual leaks of classified informino about the investigations on monopolistic newspaper of Trieste Il Piccolo. All of which being obviously illegal, like, for example, publishing the names of the people under investigations while the preliminary investigations were in progress and without them receiving a formal act of indictment yet. All that was important was to portray as terrorists the peaceful citizens, frightening their supporters, trying to isolate them.

The trial itself served for this intimidatory action, with which the judiciary wanted to break the back of whoever would dare to remind fellow citizens that Italian sovereignty over the Free Territory of Trieste has ended on September 15th, 1947 and was never restored. It is enough reading the charges to see that this is a political trial.

Citizens who do rightfully demonstrate their ideas and request compliance with the very Italian laws are called “subversive” by the Prosecution Office of the Republic. Kind of an interesting subversion of society’s norms… but this “particular” trial that lasted a dozen of hearings has come to its end, and I have written a lot about it in previous posts, here is a list:

28/2/2014: INVESTIGATED FOR WHAT?

30/6/2014: INTRINSICALLY AND DECIDEDLY SUBVERSIVE NATURE

27/8/2014: REPRESSION OF THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITY AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF TRIESTE

1/11/2015: THE POLITICAL TRIALS OF ITALY AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE AND IN BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

10/11/2015: A PARTICULAR HEARING

17/11/2015: FIVE OUT OF NINETEEN

29/11/2015 THE ESCAPE OF ITALIAN JUSTICE FROM THE QUESTION OF THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE

1/3/2016: WITH NO FEAR

22/3/2016: SUBVERTING ESTABLISHED DISORDER

24/5/2016: NOT GIVING UP

24/10/2016: NO TO ITALIAN SPECIAL COURTS IN THE FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE

15/12/2016: TRIAL AGAINST THE INTERNATIONAL FREE PORT OF TRIESTE

31/1/2017: ONE WEEK OF TRIALS

Of the trial, the energia defence based on the law and promoted by the supporters of the Free Trieste Movement will clave  trace: a defence without giving up and without fear. Citizens of the Free Territory of Trieste who were not afraid to exercise their rights, starting from citizenship, before Court, to the point of rejecting the very judge.

A defence well represented in the conclusions of lawyer Edoardo Longo during the hearing held on June 26th, 2016, which can be listened to at the following LINK. Citizens of the Free Territory standing for the Free Port of Trieste and international legality with it: this is the best possible synthesis of this reverted trial.

Translated from blog “Ambiente e Legalità” – “Environment and Legality” by Roberto Giurastante

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