Ital­ian ex-mil­i­tant Bat­tisti de­tained

Khaleej Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Ce­sare Bat­tisti, an Ital­ian sought by Rome for four mur­ders at­trib­uted to a far-left group in the 1970s, has been de­tained in Bo­livia and will be ex­tra­dited to Brazil, a se­nior aide to Brazil’s new pres­i­dent said on Sun­day. Bat­tisti was de­tained late Satur­day in Bo­livia and will be soon brought to Brazil, from where he will prob­a­bly be sent to Italy to serve a life sen­tence. —

AP

Italy has re­peat­edly sought the ex­tra­di­tion of Bat­tisti, who has been liv­ing in Brazil for years. —

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