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Brazil grants asylum to fugitive Battisti

Brazil grants asylum to fugitive Battisti

Brazil's president has granted political asylum to Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti, wanted for murders in his home country.
But the president of Brazil's Supreme Court says the reasoning for granting Battisti asylum must still be weighed by the court.
The decision must be allowed under an extradition treaty between Brazil and Italy.
Silva's decision was released in a note to the press.
Battisti, a former leftist rebel, was convicted in absentia for four political murders carried out in the 1970s.
Battisti has maintained his innocence, saying Italy's government is persecuting him for political reasons.


Updated : 2021-05-06 10:08 GMT+08:00