Bo­li­vians find Ital­ian fugi­tive

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -

Italy has praised Bo­livia for the cap­ture of fugi­tive com­mu­nist mil­i­tant Ce­sare Bat­tisti.

Rome of­fi­cials vowed he will “fin­ish his days in prison” for mur­der con­vic­tions from 1990.

The Ital­ian am­bas­sador to Brazil, An­to­nio Bernar­dini, tweeted: “Bat­tisti has been cap­tured. Democ­racy is stronger than ter­ror­ism.”

In­te­rior Min­is­ter Mat­teo Salvini called Bat­tisti a “delin­quent who doesn’t de­serve to live com­fort­ably on the beach but rather to fin­ish his days in prison”.

Bat­tisti es­caped from an Ital­ian prison in 1981 while await­ing trial on four counts of mur­der com­mit­ted as a mem­ber of the Armed Pro­le­tar­i­ans for Com­mu­nism.

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