Brazil arrests former Italian guerrilla pending deportation

March 12, 2015 11:44 PM

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Brazil arrests former Italian guerrilla pending deportation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police on Thursday arrested an Italian former leftist guerrilla wanted for murder in his country and were holding him pending possible deportation to France, a police spokesman said.

Cesare Battisti, who faces life imprisonment in Italy for four murder convictions from the 1970s, was granted asylum in Brazil after former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva refused an extradition request in 2010, a decision that upset relations between Brazil and Italy.

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