Battisti was arrested on Saturday in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The Italian interior minister and vice prime minister Matteo Salvini pay tribute to those involved in the arrest.
with all my heart president Jair Bolsonaro and the new brazilian government for the changing political climate,” he says in a statement.
Battisti has previously lived beneath the earth in Brazil and was arrested in Rio 2007. Italy has long called to get the 64-year-old brother. But Brazil's then president, socialist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva chose to give him protection status, whereupon he 2011 released.
During his presidential campaign promised Jair Bolsonaro to make sure that Battisti to be sent home to Italy. And in december wrote to outgoing president Michel Temer during a utlämningsbeslut after a judge ordered that Battisti would be arrested.
Then 64-year-old had time to go under the earth.
Battisti was convicted in 1979 for membership in a revolutionary communist organization in Italy. Shortly afterwards he managed to escape from prison. In 1993, he was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for murdering two police officers, for involvement in the murder of a butcher and of involvement in the planning of the murder of a jeweler.
already in France, where he saddled on to a career as a writer. He later took refuge in Brazil.
Battisti has admitted their membership in the olagligförklarade the organisation but denied involvement in the killings.