“Never Repentant, Never Forgotten” Il Silvestre 3 Released from Swiss Prison

29 Sep

The website 325.nostate.net posted a translated announcement yesterday, Sept 28, that the last of three Italian eco-anarchist prisoners, Costa Ragusa, was released from prison in Switzerland, Like Billy and Silva, the other two in the Il Silvestre case, the announcement read that they remained “Never repentant – Never forgotten!”

The three had been sentenced for planning an attack against a laboratory of IBM nanotechnology under construction in Zurich.

On Friday, August 24th, 2012, Billy (Luca Bernasconi) sent the following message to supporters, offering some insight on the circumstances surrounding the release:

“Hello to all the comrades,

I left on Sunday, August 19. The judge (was foaming at the mouth!), like Silvia, I am also granted parole having reached two-thirds of the sentence. Finding the warmth of vegan compas, finding sights and words, it’s a pure joy to me.    

Despite the isolation imposed on us during this time, in fact, there has not been a single time when I had the feeling of being alone. From the letters, from the news of events and initiatives, the news that came of actions, was almost palpable energy, a strong experience, despite everything. So, by force and warmth received from the courage, I can not say thank you enough. Thanks, really.

Naturally, nothing is over, rather, it is just a new beginning along “the path off the main street.”

Now missing Costa and Marco, Porco dio!

Total solidarity with all those investigated and raided by the operation “Mangiafuoco” [a recent wave of repression in Italy] and all the Anarchist rebels still inside.

Thanks,

Billy”

Throughout their time in prison, the prisoners remained active in the struggle. Earlier this year, the they joined the week of mobilization against the World Economic Forum, which was be held in Switzerland, from their Swiss jail cells. According to 325.nostate.net, Marco and Silvia went on hunger strike for 10 days, since 20th to 30th of January 2012. Billy is abstained from prison food and refused to work (working is compulsory in Swiss jails). These actions were against the WEF and also as a response to their prison conditions, more precisely for the liberation of Marco Camenisch in May 2012 and against the presence of divisory glass in the visits of friends.”

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