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Ex-terrorist writer faces extradition from France

A reformed Italian terrorist turned successful crime writer has been arrested and faces extradition from France, despite a longstanding promise that Paris would always provide a safe haven for one-time Red Brigades militants. The arrest last week of Cesare Battisti, who has lived peaceably and openly in the French capital since 1990, has prompted a storm of protest. “France offered judicial protection to these men and women,” a Socialist party spokesman, Julien Dray, said yesterday. “Not to respect that promise would be unworthy of France’s traditions and an insult to our history.” Full Story

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