Italy: Extradited fugitive left-wing militant Battisti taken to jail

Former Italian member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism (PAC), Cesare Battisti was taken straight to prison after landing in Rome on Monday. Battisti was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for four murders carried out in the 1970s in Italy, which he denies committing. After escaping from prison and leaving Italy, Battisti lived in France before heading to Brazil in 2004. Battisti... Еще was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, but was granted political asylum by the Brazilian government during the Lula administration in 2009. In December, then-Brazilian President Michel Temer issued an arrest warrant for Battisti, who had since then vanished. He was found in Santa Cruz de La Sierra last Saturday. Commenting on the arrest of the fugitive, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was happy that «after 37 years finally he [Cesare Battisti] will end up where he deserves, an assassin, a thief, a villain, a coward that never apologised.»

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