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Terrorist turned author flees France

A former Italian terrorist turned best-selling crime writer who has been living openly in France for the past 15 years has fled the country to escape near-certain extradition, French media reported yesterday. The left-leaning daily Libération, which has followed Cesare Battisti’s case closely, said that “according to our information” the author had left France, probably at the beginning of last week. “If his escape has been successful, he is by now far away,” the paper said. An appeals court approved his extradition to Italy in June, sparking howls of outrage from his many mainly left-wing supporters who denounced the decision as shameful, scandalous and a disgrace for French justice.Full Story

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