Inhuman treatment in the Parma prison at Antonio Libri in Reggio: the ECHR condemns Italy

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By John

The lifer Antonio Libri it would have been treated inhumanely by Italian justice. She established it the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which, on the merits, accuses our country of having violated article 3 of the Human Rights Convention (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment). Antonio Libri, defended by lawyers Luca Cianferoni and Mara Campagnolohas been restricted for years in Parma prison where he is serving a final sentence for mafia association and a series of other crimes, he suffers from serious health problems, including severe osteoporosis with multiple vertebral collapses and fibromyalgia. For this reason he was recognized as 100% disabled and suffers from limited mobility in his lower limbs. Libri’s health problems began at the beginning of 2017 when, while he was detained in the Roman prison of Rebibbia, he began to have mobility difficulties and had presented a request to replace his detention in prison with home detention to be served in a health facility . In that same year, Antonio Libri was transferred to the Milan prison following a decision by the Rome Surveillance Court. The latter, to evaluate the prisoner’s request, had appointed an expert to evaluate his state of health. The report showed that, although Libri was compatible with the prison regime, he needed to undergo physiotherapy, recommending his transfer to Milan. Which happened at the end of October 2017. At that time, doctors recommended physical therapy, a walker and a wheelchair.