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VIDEO. Vincenzo Vecchi. Rennes Court of Appeal does not exclude provisional release

2019-08-28T14:40:53.675Z

The Rennes Court of Appeal delivered its decision on Friday, August 23, on the release of Vincenzo Vecchi, the former Italian activist arrested on August 8 in Morbihan. Before making a decision, the court asks for a feasibility study on electronic surveillance. The Italian is subject to two arrest warrants from Italy, for which the court asked for additional information.



The Rennes Court of Appeal delivered its decision on Friday, August 23, on the release of Vincenzo Vecchi, the former Italian activist arrested on August 8 in Morbihan. Before making a decision, the court asks for a feasibility study on electronic surveillance. The Italian is subject to two arrest warrants from Italy, for which the court asked for additional information.

The Rennes Court of Appeal gave its decision on Friday, August 23, concerning the application for release of Vincenzo Vecchi, 46, arrested on August 8 near Rochefort-en-Terre (Morbihan). Before making a decision, the court of appeal asks for a feasibility study on the conditions of respect for house arrest and electronic surveillance. It also requests further information on the European arrest warrants procedures launched by Italy.

"The court has granted our requests for additional information, it also orders a feasibility study to see if the conditions of release are met, which we do not doubt," says Me Maxime Tesier, one of the lawyers of the Italian, at the end of the hearing.

18 years on the run

Targeted by two arrest warrants from Italy, this former Italian activist was on the run for 18 years. He was arrested on 8 August in Morbihan, where he had lived for eight years.

In 2012, the anti-capitalist activist was sentenced to 12 years in Italy for degrading and ransacking the anti-G8 riots in Genoa in 2001. Vincenzo Vecchi was also sentenced to four years in prison for his participation in an anti-fascist protest in Milan in 2006.

Since his arrest, the man was incarcerated in the prison of Vezin-le-Coquet, near Rennes.

Supporters of Vincenzo Vecchi post photos where they pose to demand the release of anti-capitalist activist. | WEST FRANCE

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