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Nantes. They fear the extradition of the former activist in Italy: an organized rally

It’s an old soap opera. Which starts in 2001, during the anti-G8 demonstrations in Genoa, Italy. Vincenzo Vecchi, a former Italian anti-globalization activist now living in Brittany, was sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison in 2009. For in particular “complicity in theft with violence” and “willful damage and use of prohibited weapons in a public place”. So many charges that the defense has constantly challenged.

Italy demands his extradition

While he had taken refuge in France and lived in Rochefort-en-Terre, in Morbihan, this former anti-globalization activist was targeted by a European arrest warrant. He was arrested on August 8, 2019, for removal proceedings in Italy. Before the investigating chamber of the Rennes Court of Appeal ordered his release on November 15. Considering the irregular procedure.

The Court of Cassation must rule on October 11

The Court of Cassation must decide, on October 11, on the application of the arrest warrant. The concern of the support committee for Vincenzo Vecchi, 52, is all the greater since legislative elections are taking place this weekend, which could consecrate the coming to power of the far right.

A rally is scheduled for 12 p.m., at the mirror of water, in Nantes. Before a speech at 2 p.m.

“Although the subject is serious and important, this gathering is intended to be peaceful and festive”, organizers say.

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