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“The fears of a desperate prisoner were replaced by the anxieties of a writer.”

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We remember that in January 2019 Cesare Battisti was extradited to Italy, imprisoned under the AS2 designation for terrorists and placed in solitary confinement in the Sardinian prison, nicknamed the “Italian Guantanamo”. It seemed to Matteo Salvini, then Minister of the Interior, that the former member of the Party of Armed Proletarians for Communism (PAC) – activist during the Years of Lead – had been convicted of his participation in four murders committed during the 1970s, crimes he denied. Long before recognition, it had its place among the jihadists. At the end of September, things changed. Cesare Battisti was obtained to be transported to Parma in a common law prison but strangely enough, he was placed in a high security area for drug addicts. On the occasion of the publication of his new book, “ambush”sHis daughter Valentine was kind enough to pass our questions to her during a video chat. Deprived of a computer, his father’s answers reached us a month later, handwritten on loose sheets.

First of all, how are you?

Cesare Battisti It is difficult to answer this question. The pressure from the prison staff and the media is such that I have to describe to you what I feel hour by hour. I am overwhelmed with mixed feelings. In this prison called ” Normal “ Where am I here (actually not) After nearly four years of illegal high surveillance, I fell in

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