On the night between the 20th and 21st of November, Gabriele, a comrade from Milan, was arrested and transferred to San Vittore prison. Following the first hearing, on Wednesday 22 November he was granted house arrest with all restrictions, where he is now. An EAW (European Arrest Warrant) issued by Hungary hung over him for the events of February 2023, when some neo-Nazis present in Budapest to commemorate the ‘Day of Honour’ were attacked.
Already in the weekend of February 11th, some comrades were arrested in Budapest, of whom Ilaria and Tobias are still imprisoned awaiting trial at the end of January 2024. At the end of October, for the same facts for which the Italian comrade and the German comrade are accused, Hungary issued 14 EAWs, two of which were addressed to Italian comrades. To date, only Gabriele’s arrest has been executed.
The next appointment with the Italian justice system for him will be the hearing in the court of appeal, the competent extradition body, set for 5 December, in wich, the decision for extradition will be discussed.
We express our total solidarity with Gabriele and renew our closeness to Ilaria and Tobias. A thought of courage and good wishes also to all the German comrades wanted by the authorities for these EAWs.
We want Gabri to stay in Italy and be free! We stand against his extradition into the hands of fascist OrbĂĄn’s ‘justice’ that would like to see our comrades sentenced to years and years in prison on charges of opposing Nazis.
The investigation and trial, which has received a lot of media coverage in both Hungary and Germany, and the heavy charges our comrades are being put on trial with, seem to send out a clear warning: there is no problem if thousands of neo-Nazis, some of them organised in paramilitary formations ready to strike and kill as we have seen all over Europe, gather for their commemoration, but if anyone dares to try to fight them directly, the repression and the punishment for the ones standing against them must be exemplary.
For us, it is just as right and necessary to fight the Nazis, as it is to stand by those accused and wanted by the European police for carrying out anti-fascist actions. We will not be bowed down by repression! Let us mobilise everywhere so that Gabriele is not transferred to a Hungarian prison where, as if that were not enough, the detention conditions are among the worst in Europe.

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