the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)
On Monday the 13th February 2012 the verdict of the Turin Eternit Trial will be announced: it is the largest and most important criminal case ever on asbestos-related deaths. Three thousand victims in four Italian plants - Casale Monferrato, Cavagnolo, Rubiera, Napoli – await justice.
Casale Monferrato has paid and will unfortunately continue to pay a very high price in deaths among its workers and members of the community: over 1800 deaths and hundreds suffering from asbestos related diseases, as well as a willful and permanent environmental disaster caused by the Belgian- Swiss multinational of the two defendants, Stephan Schmidheiny and Luis de Cartier de Marchienne.
After thirty years spent fighting for justice, decontamination, and research we hope this verdict will be a major step forward in the world struggle against the use of asbestos and for the protection of public health.
Programme for the Eternit verdict on Feb the 13th 2012
The Turin Courts - Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 130 – Turin, Italy
TV direct link and streaming:
www.afeva.it (in Italian)
http://asbestosinthedock.ning.com (in English)
Thanks to the Province of Turin for the assistance and room for the tv broadcasting
Radio Gold (which we thank ) on FM89.1 – FM88.8
Or streaming on www.radiogold.it (italian)
Please note the court rooms:
Room 1 (AULA 1) (250 seats)
Room 2 (AULA 2) (250 seats)
For foreign delegations: 160 people from France – associations linked to Andeva and Andeva and delegations from several other countries such as Brazil, the US, Switzerland, the UK, Holland and Belgium with simultaneous translation into English and French
Lecture Hall (700 seats)
For the families of the plaintiffs and delegations from other cities
Hall in the Provincial Government’s Building (316 seats)
Students from Casale Monferrato and Bologna
We wish to thank the Turin Courts , the Emergency Servicies and the Province of Turin for their cooperation and for their assistance in organizing the day.
AFeVA - Romana Blasotti Pavesi
Coordinatore Vertenza Amianto - Bruno Pesce
CGIL N. Pondrano
CISL L. Bortolotto
UIL L. Ferrando