“It cannot be a police authority or the judiciary to review the relationship with the sources and judge how a researcher faces the contradictions, difficulties, errors, illusions or memory holes of oral sources forty years after the facts”. So Paolo Persichetti comments on the new elements that emerged in the Roman investigation that sees him under investigation for aiding and abetting and subversive association accusing him of having divulged confidential material “acquired and / or elaborated by the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro”. At the center of the investigation there would be an exchange of emails with the former Brigadier Alvaro Loiacono, now a Swiss citizen, sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia for the ambush in via Fani on charges of trapping Aldo Moro’s car by blocking the road together with Alessio Casimirri. Persichetti is substantially accused of having omitted in the book “Red Brigades, from factories to the spring campaign”, written in 2017 with Marco Clementi and Elisa Santalena, some passages on via Fani present in the emails with Loiacono from which a reconstruction of the ambush would emerge “dystonic” compared to the known one and “unpublished functions performed by Loiacono compared to those found in the process”. A choice that, according to the investigators, “could not only be of an editorial nature, but also ‘political'” and “on the edge of a possible form of aiding and abetting”. “According to the policemen – writes Persichetti in a long post on his blog Insorgenze .net – we would not have correctly reported the information collected (the book is a work by several hands, but it is convenient for the history police to indicate me as sole author), for this reason I would have stained myself with aiding and abetting, in particular towards Alvaro Loiacono Baragiola. demanding, which would find sense only if the policemen of the story had intercepted all the talks held by the authors of the book in years of meetings with the various witnesses and found discrepancies. Perhaps this is why they came to the house, under the pretext of disclosing a non-existent confidential document the commission (annual reports and draft reports are not part of confidential documentation) to search for notes, sketches, more doors, vowels and other materials collected during the preparation of the first volume and in view of the second “. “Anyone who has read the book is perfectly familiar with the meticulous work carried out, the elements of significant novelty introduced in the reconstruction of the Moro kidnapping thanks to a laborious integration between documentary sources and new availability of oral sources, which have not pulled back, intending to give a definitive contribution of clarity in the reconstruction of the facts – says the former BR, now a historical researcher – We insisted with them that even the smallest detail be reconstructed, within the limits of the possibilities that memory and documents could allow. direct recording of some of them, witnesses who have had to overcome and correct errors and illusions that have accumulated decades away from the facts “. “Today we know how the Red Brigades arrived on the scene that morning, all the weapons they wielded, how they organized the action, placed the machines, the escape route reconstructed in detail, and many other things about the political event of the kidnapping, wait that the Prevention Police seem to be of little interest – underlines Persichetti – Despite this, at the time of closing the drafts, at the end of 2016, we were unable to clarify an aspect of the escape route, which was previously ignored by all: that is how a reserve van was moved, placed in the Valle Aurelia district, which in case of need should have been used for a second transshipment of the prisoner. The discussion and confrontation with the other witnesses we were able to reach was heated but unfortunately not conclusive Having to go to press, we therefore decided to resolve the impasse by delimiting the information on two data we ascertained: we have never sc right that Loiacono had come down the stairs at the end of via Licinio Calvo together with Balzerani, Bonisoli, Casimirri and Fiore. We reported what Moretti argued and confirmed by everyone, that it was some of the members of the Roman Column who took part in the action who moved the van “.” The researcher’s job – concludes Persichetti – is a patient and stubborn work that never stops and in the following years we have repeatedly returned to the question. What does this historiographical work have to do with aiding and abetting and subversive association, you can evaluate for yourself “.
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