Bologna massacre: Cavallini appeal postponed to April 2023

Bernardo Mattarella, the Head of State at the conference in honor of his father (ANSA)

(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 17 NOV – With a surprise decision, the Bologna Court of Assizes of Appeal postpones the second degree trial of the former Nar Gilberto Cavallini for more than a year, sentenced to life imprisonment for complicity in the Bologna massacre.

The president of the first section of the assembly has notified the parties that the appeal will no longer be held, as scheduled, starting from 12 January 2022, but the first hearing is set for 19 April 2023. Cavallini, defended by the lawyers Gabriele Bordoni and Alessandro Pellegrini, concluded the first degree trial on January 9, 2020 and the reasons for the sentence, over two thousand pages, were filed a year later. He is accused of being the fourth man in the attack of 2 August 1980 at the Bologna station, in competition with the other Nar already convicted definitively, Giuseppe Valerio Fioravanti, Francesca Mambro, Luigi Ciavardini, but the investigation into him in relation to the massacre has only been reopened in recent years.

“They made us wait 40 years to try, now another year and a half to make the appeal process. It is an incomprehensible and unacceptable decision”, commented the lawyer Pellegrini to ANSA.

The trial at first instance of Paolo Bellini, former National Avant-garde, is currently underway, also accused of being an executor of the Massacre, a trial that should end between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. The communication of the postponement of the Cavallini appeal was also given in today’s hearing.



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