Cesare is facing a four-year prison sentence because he made up
for the mayor’s and the Italian government’s inaction. They have failed to meet
their legal, national, and international obligations in the face of the
excessive power of banks.
The accusations, which are inconsistent because
there was no violence, except against the couple and their minor children who
are being evicted, are totally unfair and underline the growing criminalization
of struggles for the right to housing in Italy and internationally.
The IAI and the Unione Inquilini, of which Cesare is
a member, immediately mobilized and have already received many statements of
Ottolini’s appeal on hearing the news of his indictment.