the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)
The landmark judgment handed down on February 13, 2012 by the Turin Criminal Court continues to reverberate in Italy and abroad. On July 16, 2012, it was reported that Schmidheiny’s legal team submitted a 500-page appeal which looks to overturn the verdict on grounds of constitutionality, jurisdiction and statute of limitations. Two weeks earlier, Turin Public Prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello announced he was calling for the sentences to be increased from 16 to 20 years. Even as this case winds its way through the Italian legal system, the interim court-awarded payments remain unpaid. The vigilance of the activists in Casale Monferrato and other towns poisioned by Eternit's asbestos is needed now more than ever.
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