Francesco Lisanti

The Ordine Nuovo Trial

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Keywords: Carlo Digilio, Martino Siciliano, Carlo Maria Maggi, Delfo Zorzi, Third Piazza Fontana Trial: Strategy of Tension.

Martino Siciliano and Carlo Digilio’s testimony to the judges in Milan in 1993/94 allowed the reopening of the inquiry into the events of piazza Fontana. Both members of the far-right terrorist group Ordine Nuovo since the 70s, their witness accounts allowed the Cassazione to finally pin the responsibility of the attack on Ordine Nuovo. This ruling was in stark contrast with the absolution for lack of evidence awarded to the alleged material perpetrators of the massacre: Carlo Maria Maggi, Delfo Zorzi and Giancarlo Rognoni. Digilio’s testimonies especially – for a long time discarded in regard of piazza Fontana – recently found renewed credibility in the trial over Piazza della Loggia in 2017, which found Carlo Maria Maggi guilty. The rehabilitation of his version of the facts over both piazza Fontana and Piazza della Loggia offer historians new data for understanding the intricate events revolving around them, enriching the research for an historical truth.

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