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On the run for 38 years: Here are the left-extremist handed

An Italian venstreekstremist, who has been on the run for almost four decades, has been arrested in Bolivia in south America.

The write news agency the Associated Press.

Cesare Battisti, 64, was on Saturday apprehended in Santa Cruz in Bolivia, which led the authorities to track down a signal from his cell phone.

He was alone and wore sunglasses and a fake beard. The arrest took place without drama, writes the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Italy has sent a plane to transport Battisti home to the Rebibbia prison in Rome.

Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, confirming that Battisti has been handed over to the Italian authorities.

the Plane with Cesare Battisti is just relieved and heading towards Italy. I am proud and moved, he writes on Twitter.

Cesare Battisti on board on the plane to Italy. Photo: AFP/ POLIZIA DI STATO


Battisti's flight began in 1981, when he ran off from an Italian prison. He was later convicted of the murder in absentia on two police officers.

Battisti has admitted that he was a member of the left extremist group, the PAC, but he denies murder and claims that he is a political refugee.

the Flight brought His to Mexico and France and Brazil, where he in 2010 was given asylum by then-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

In 2017 cancelled president Michel Temer this status, and Battisti tried, therefore, to hide in Bolivia.

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