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Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Baku, January 14, AZERTAC

Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said on Sunday, according to The Local.

Italy has repeatedly sought the extradition of Battisti, who has lived in Brazil for years under the protection of former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), now in prison for corruption.

During Brazil's recent presidential campaign the far-right Bolsonaro -- who took office on January 1 - vowed that if elected he would "immediately" extradite Battisti to Italy.

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