Battisti Captured in Bolivia After Fleeing Brazil in December

As a last resort, Battisti's defense lawyers requested from the country’s Supreme Court a habeas corpus to avoid his transfer to Italy.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After more than forty years as a fugitive, thirteen of those living in Brazil, Italy’s Cesare Battisti, was captured in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday. Both Italian and Brazilian authorities celebrated the capture and the deportation of Battisti from Bolivia directly to Italy.

"Congratulations to those responsible for the capture of terrorist Cesare Battisti! Finally, justice will be made for the Italian murderer and a friend one of the most corrupt governments that ever existed in the world (PT),” read the message on Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro . . .

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