Renato Curcio

Renato Curcio (1941) is a former Italian brigadist, sociologist, publisher and essayist, one of the founders of the Red Brigades.

Educated at the University of Trento, where he faced the struggles of the Student Movement, in 1969 he founded, with his wife Margherita Cagol and Alberto Franceschini, the Il Collettivo Politico Metropolitano, which would give rise, through the experience of Left Proletarian, to the first nucleus of the Red Brigades, the main group of armed struggle of the extreme left, active in the Years of Lead. Arrested in 1974, Curcio was later sentenced to 28 years in prison for a non-planned murder, following the attack on the headquarters of the Italian Social Movement of Padua, and for other crimes. Although he never dissociated himself from them, he declared the end of the Red Brigades struggle and criticized some of it's choices. In the 1990s, he was released four years early, in all he has served about 25 years of imprisonment. Now he is an active sociologist and a publisher.

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