The campaign against the building of the Turin-Lyon high speed rail link (TAV) has been running for 20+ years and regularly produces new arrests as the Italian State tries to suppress resistance.
Davide Forgione and Paolo Rossi, two comrades who have been involved in the Val Susa struggle against the TAV for a number of years, were arrested on August 30, 2013 after police stopped their car and found material considered suspicious.
They were sentenced on March 14th 2014 to 2 years and 2 months and a fine of €5000. The prosecutor had alleged that they were planning an attack on the TAV construction site at Chiomonte and had asked for 6 years sentences on both.
At appeal on November 12, their sentences were reduced to 1 year and 7 months and a €3000 fine, and they were immediately released by the court.