Brazilian police arrest former Italian militant, fugitive Cesare Battisti, on judge's order

March 12, 2015 9:43 PM

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Brazilian police arrest former Italian militant, fugitive Cesare Battisti, on judge's order

FILE - This March 19, 2007 file photo, shows Italian leftist fugitive activist Cesare Battisti, center, as he is escorted by Federal Police officers upon his arrival at Brasilia's airport. Brazil’s federal police announced Thursday, March 12, 2015, tha they have arrested the former Italian militant Cesare Battisti on a judge’s order. The arrest on Thursday of Battisti, who is now being held in Sao Paulo, comes despite his being granted asylum in 2010 by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and having the Supreme Court approve that asylum in 2013. Battisti had been convicted in Italy for four murders (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File) (The Associated Press)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's federal police say they have arrested former Italian militant Cesare Battisti on a judge's order.

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