Source: Unità Rome
9 November 2009
We invite all of you to send the public letter to Italian and EU authorities
The death of a young Roman man arrested for cannabis is covered ever since the italian press exposed the outrage of the most harsh drug laws of the Western Hemisphere.
The blatant case occured after other cases of young drug users were cleared to the public opinion like the case of Federico Aldrovandi beaten to death after and other persons along with many casualties and suicides of people caught with plants and small amounts of cannabis whereas rerpression has gone up, expecially in the grow sector with about 5000 people arrested each year. Italy is probably the only country in the world where cannabis is put next to heroin according to the law.
Italy is a leading cannabis consuming country in Europe and third to England and Spain for rocketing cocaine consumption that is quite common also in the high ranks of the Berlusconi coalition but also in the center left like another important case of police blackmailing.
A Week of horror through police stations, tribunals, jails and hospitals
Stefano Cucchi, a young roman born in Rome on the first of October 1978 dies in the Hospital Sandro Perini at 6.20 pm on the 22th of October.
Thursday 15th of October
11.30 pm The Carabinieri, the Italian military police, arrest Stefano Cucchi in the Park of the Acuedotti in Rome after he was found with 20 grams of cannabis, two grams of cocaine and some pills that later turned out to be his medicines for epilepsy.
Friday 15th of October
1.30 pm Four members of the military police “Carabinieri” search the family residence of Stefano Cucchi. They bring him to a security cell of their police station in Appio Claudio-Rome.
3.55 Stefano is brought to Tor Sapienza.
5.00 pm he contacts the prison guard and tells him he is epileptic. 118, the ambulance service arrives and he gets visited.
12 pm Stefano arrives to the courtroom . His relatives notice his swollen face and some bruises around the eyes.
2 pm He is visited at the ambulatory of the Justice Palace. “He has got “ bilateral lesions in the area of the eyelids ” He declares “ lesions at the sacral region at the low limbs,”
3.30 pm He finds himself in the prison of Regina Coeli
The medical admission visit refers of “ coccigex sacral lesion, coccigea, bruies at the face , deambulation cooling”. He ends up at the Fatebenefratelli (Do-good-brothers) Hospital
5.30 The report is filled ( see picture)
Saturday 17th October
He is in the prison of Regina Coeli , the Queen of the Skyes, an old prison below the level of Tiber. But he gets tranfered to the Fatebenefratelli Hospital.
1.15 He is taken to the Pertini Hospital
9.00 pm The family is informed about his tranfer
10.00 pm His parents are not allowed to se him. His conditions they say, will be known on monday
Monday 19th October
12.00 am His parents return to the Hospital. They are hindered to talk to their son and to the doctors. The authorization is missing.
Tuesday 20 October
12.00 am Again at the Pertini Hospital, the parents are sent away. They are told they need the permit of the Judge of the Tribunal at Piazzale Clodio
Wednesday 21 October
12.30 am The father gets the permit from the tribunal.
12.45 am The office of the Regina Caoeli closes. It is impossible to get the visum on reqeust
Thursday 22 October
6.20 Stefano Cucchi dies.
According to the report for “natural death”Republish