Barnabei Foundation “Forts come back to Italy” – Chronicle

Barnabei Foundation “Forts come back to Italy” – Chronicle
Barnabei Foundation “Forts come back to Italy” – Chronicle

Do everything possible to transfer Enrico Forti, detained in the United States for a crime of which he has proclaimed himself innocent, to Italy as soon as possible. This is what the Derek Rocco Barnabei Foundation, which has been involved in the battle against the death penalty and for human rights for over 20 years, is asking. The Municipality of Siena has also dealt with the Forti affair, which has appealed to …

Do everything possible to transfer Enrico Forti, detained in the United States for a crime of which he has proclaimed himself innocent, to Italy as soon as possible. This is what the Derek Rocco Barnabei Foundation, which has been involved in the battle against the death penalty and for human rights for over 20 years, is asking.

The Municipality of Siena also dealt with the Forti affair and appealed for the intervention of the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli. Former entrepreneur and television producer, Enrico Forti is serving a life sentence for murder in Florida, after a court case marked by errors and approximations. The same Court in the sentence admitted that it has no evidence that Forti was the perpetrator of the crime. However, claiming that he was the instigator, he sentenced him to life imprisonment.

After the request for a review of the trial had been rejected six times, through his lawyers Forti he asked to be transferred to a prison in Italy and to finish serving his sentence in his own country, as provided for by the Strasbourg Convention. Following the interest of the Italian authorities and after intense diplomatic work, at the end of 2020 the Governor of Florida accepted the request and in January 2021 the US Department of Justice started the process to grant the definitive clearance.

To date, however, the transfer to Italy has not yet taken place, apparently due to a very slow and complex procedure involving various US administrations, at state and federal level.

For this reason the Barnabei Foundation, acknowledging the commitment made by the Italian government, turns to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Di Maio and the Minister of Justice Cartabia underlining the need to make the maximum possible effort, also involving the European Parliament, so that the transfer di Forti in Italy can take place as soon as possible.

© All rights reserved

PREV Tax reform, government approves delegation. The League does not participate in the CDM – Politics
NEXT Accident at work Arezzo: worker run over by a loaded trolley – Chronicle