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Online offenses in Mattarella, searches throughout Italy

Byeditorial

May 11, 2021

Offense to the honor and prestige of the President of the Republic Mattarella and incitement to commit a crime. For this reason, the Carabinieri del Ros, with the support in the executive phase of the Provincial Carabinieri commands of Rome, Latina, Padua, Bologna, Trento, Perugia, Turin and Verbania, carried out two separate search decrees, issued by the Public Prosecutor of Rome, in the confrontations of 11 suspects. The searches are part of a broader investigation that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome has been carrying out for some time with the Ros – Anticrimine Department of the Capital, which already last August carried out a similar measure, by delegation of the same Judicial Authority, against a 46-year-old resident in the province of Lecce, very active on Twitter. The most recent investigations have made it possible to detect the spread on the web of multiple offensive conduct against the Head of State, which appear to be the result of an elaborate strategy of aggression against the highest institutions in the country. Ros between April 2020 and February 2021, also thanks to the use of the Telematic Investigations Department, a Ros unit specialized in telematic and web investigations, which reconstructed the relational network and social habits of the people involved in the criminal actions, aged between 44 and 65 years, including employees and professionals. The searches, extended to the computer accounts and social profiles of the suspects, allowed the seizure of numerous computer systems and equipment, used to direct offenses to the Head of State. Furthermore, the investigations made it possible to identify how three of the searches gravitated to extreme right-wing circles with a sovereign vocation and had shown closeness to the related initiatives. supremacist and anti-Semitic via the Russian social platform VKontakte (similar to Facebook).