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Luca Tornatore, Copenhagen Detainee, Petition Online

Luca Tornatore, Copenhagen Detainee, Petition Online

Please sign the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/freeall/petition.html

Luca Tornatore isn’t only our friend. He is a scientific researcher at the Department of Physics at the University of Trieste. He is a scientist, one who combines passion and a desire to change the world to his scientific skills. These are the ingredients that pushed him to go to Copenhagen together with hundreds of Italian environmentalists. Luca is in Copenhagen to demand climatic justice, to participate in the Climate Forum and to network with others who believe that the environmental emergency must be faced beginning from a democratization of decision-making and not through delegating the question to those who started the problem in the first place or to those who are worsening it.

Luca Tornatore was arrested, together with many others for having participated in a debate. Luca, like hundreds of others, committed no crime. His arrest was confirmed based not on evidence, but only to punish his political involvement, his public visibility and his skills.This would be laughable but what is happening in Copenhagen is unprecedented. People are being stopped randomly on the streets, being preventively arrested (an already noted monstrous device of the state of exception) without any shame. More than 1500 arrests have been made, nearly all completely unjustified. Copenhagen, an ex-symbol of social-democracy, has been transformed into a police state.

We demand the immediate release of Dr. Luca Tornatore, above all for his innocence, but also because the suspension of the state of right, the provocations and the lies make Luca’s absence intolerable for all of us that sincerely share his worries for the future of our planet.

Trieste – Venice, 15 December 2009