Share this article. Cesare Battisti after being released from jail in Brazil in Italian former leftist militant Cesare Battisti, wanted in his country for four murders in the s, has been arrested in Bolivia and extradited home after years on the run. Here are the key dates in the saga up to his arrest and extradition.
Arrest in Italy In June Battisti, a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism, is arrested in Milan as part of an investigation into the murder of a jeweller in the city. Cesare Battisti is finally back in an Italian prison, nearly 40 years after he escaped Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia Novelist in France In France's socialist president Francois Mitterrand pledges not to extradite former far-left Italian militants who have turned their back on their past.
In October his appeal is rejected, and he flees to Brazil. Spectre of extradition In March a Brazilian federal judge orders Battisti's extradition either to Mexico or France.
Arrest in Bolivia Battisti is arrested in Bolivia late on January 12th "and will be soon brought to Brazil, from where he will probably be sent to Italy to serve a life sentence," tweeted Filipe G. Extradited back home After his arrest, Italy swiftly sends a plane carrying police and secret service agents to Bolivia to bring him back.
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Italy, no. In the light of the foregoing, the Court considers that the applicant, who was tried in absentia and has not been shown to have sought to escape trial or to have unequivocally waived his right to appear in court, did not have the opportunity to obtain a fresh determination of the merits of the charge against him by a court which had heard him in accordance with his defence rights.
The Chamber held that the violation it had found had originated in a systemic problem connected with the malfunctioning of domestic legislation and practice caused by the lack of an effective mechanism to secure the right of persons convicted in absentia — where they had not been informed effectively of the proceedings against them and had not unequivocally waived their right to appear at their trial — to obtain a fresh determination of the merits of the charge against them by a court which had heard them in accordance with the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention.
It accordingly held that the respondent State had to secure the right in question, through appropriate measures, to the applicant and to other persons in a similar position. The court did not specify the nature of the charges. According to the UEC website, Korshunov is the corporation's director for business development. You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below.
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