The Paris Court of Appeal has once again set for 29 September the decision on the preliminary questions of constitutionality and on the supplement of information requested by the defenses and by the Prosecutor’s Office. After the hearings of 23 June, the hearings of the other three former Italian terrorists arrested in France at the end of April took place yesterday: the former militant of the Proletarians Armed for Communism Luca Bergamin, the former Br Giovanni Alimonti and the former militant of Worker Autonomy Raffaele Ventura. The hearing for former Lotta Continua militant Giorgio Pietrostefani, who is currently hospitalized for a serious illness, has been postponed until 29 September. On 29 September, therefore, the Paris Court of Appeal will rule on the preliminary questions of constitutionality raised by the lawyers of the former Italian terrorists. The defense, in fact, particularly disputes the status of the lawyer representing the Italian state, William Julié, who can intervene during the hearings but who does not take part in the procedure. In addition to Bergamin, Alimonti and Ventura will therefore present themselves in the courtroom, as decided on 23 June last, the former militant of the Red Brigades, Roberta Cappelli, the former brigatista Marina Petrella, the former member of the organization of the armed counter-territorial units Narciso Manenti, the former militant of the BR Sergio Tornaghi and the ‘former Brigadier Enzo Calvitti Terrel,’ shocking Bergamin habitual delinquent, no crimes for 40 years – even the prosecutor has stigmatized shortcomings in Italian files’ As during the hearing on 23 June, Irene Terrel, the French lawyer, explained to Adnkronos of six of the nine former terrorists arrested in France at the end of April, “the lack of Italian dossiers was stigmatized both by the prosecutor and the defense and once again we asked for a supplement of information given the lack of dossiers “. As regards the dossier Bergamin, 73, Terrel who reported to the Court of Appeal the inadmissibility of the extradition request after the Milan Court of Assizes on 11 May declared the ‘extinction of the sentence by statute of limitations (it was the 16 years and 11 months that the former Pac should have expiated for the Santoro murder and other crimes) said she was particularly “shocked” by the decision of the Milan Surveillance Court which on 16 June confirmed the ‘habitual delinquency’ of Luigi Bergamin, rejecting the appeal of his Italian lawyer, Giovanni Ceola. “Bergamin’s is a particularly shocking dossier. It is not normal for a state to refuse to apply its legislation. In the last 40 years Bergamin has no longer committed any crime and therefore we cannot speak of ‘habitual delinquency’ “. As for Pietrostefani, 77,” it is clear that with a hospitalization that continues after a difficult operation, this affair does than affect his serenity ”, Terrel emphasizes. “He is a fragile person and for him we are talking about a 50-year-old affair”, he adds.
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