The invitation to the population that was made in July has been renewed
Imperia – The prosecutor of Imperia Alberto Lari he renewed and clarified the invitation-appeal to denounce intimidation or crimes with mafia connotations made in July. For example, he focused on the process The turning point and the sentences that became final in 2021, in the context of investigations which, for the first time, led to the recognition of the existence of the ‘Ndrangheta in Western Liguria.
“It makes me smile when they say that these sentences were made on the basis of abstract principles, when they say that there is no concreteness of intimidation, that there is no subjugation, that there is no silence – he said Lari speaking at the end of the “E! State di Libera” camp organized in the gardens of Spes, in the Roverino district, in Ventimiglia (Imperia) -. Subjugation and silence it does not mean that when I leave the house, in Ventimiglia, I am afraid that I will be shot. It would be anachronistic thing. But it is this: it is widespread power. AND’ the fact that I am not going to report, is the fact that I seek protection. Rightly, therefore, they were sentenced both in the first and second degree and also definitively. I believe that, even if these facts are a little out of date, my appeal to bear witness had a foundation based on concrete facts. And it has an aspect on a concrete basis because I have been a public prosecutor in Imperia for four years and I have not yet seen a single complaint for these facts “.
Lari recalled how in the La Svolta trial situations of reverence emerged towards “the eighty-year-old mafioso” to whom one turned to to deal with any matter: from taking credit to obtaining a bank loan, from finding a job to freeing a niche to bury a loved one. And the mafia is also addressed to receive electoral consent when you are a candidate in municipal elections.
“We did the investigation and we saw dozens of cases – said Lari – These cases mean a deep-rootedness: something that is now understood to be consolidated. I have given examples to show that it is 360 degrees: in all sectors there is the possibility of obtaining a favor and a recommendation. Extortion, threats were everywhere. We are the province where we have the most fires in all of northern Italy. I’ve never seen any complaints“.
Returning to the appeal made in July, Lari recalled that “there had just been other episodes of intimidation, arson attacks, but we have not seen any reports. The reports were absolutely generic and no one had the slightest idea why he had suffered these facts – he explained -. We are talking about things that happened a few months ago: I burn a shed, I burn a truck, and I have no idea … In short, let’s say that maybe maybe there is some perplexity. Then maybe it is me who I am an investigator, but let’s say that the general reading of these facts leads to make these conclusions: you you don’t want to report him because you are afraid. For this reason, I believe, my invitation to report was more than timely “.