Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer
By FRANCES D’EMILIO
ROME (AP) — After 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists is being transferred to another prison in Italy for medical care. Sky TG24 TV quoted Alfredo Cospito’s lawyer as saying he would be moved later on Monday from a prison in Sardinia to Milan’s Opera Prison, which has a special section for those needing specialized medical care. Cospito began his hunger strike in October to protest prison conditions reserved for terrorists and top organized crime bosses. Anarchists who have been linked to or claimed responsibility for three recent violent incidents have demanded Cospito receive less harsh treatment.