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Battisti Case: The writer must not be extradited

by Open-Publishing - Thursday 29 March 2007

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Proposal from Gérard Streiff, Sarah-Jane Mellor, Luca Di Nella, Laurent Klajnbaum, and Roberto Ferrario, members of Marie-George Buffet election campaign Council.

The writer Cesare Battisti has just been arrested in Brazil. He is threatened
with extradition to Italy.

One has to remember that Battisti had met asylum in France, where he could
benefit of a non-written rule that give to former Italian activists the French
State protection, provided that they give up armed struggle.

But the present French government reconsidered this commitment, though undertook
at the highest level of the State, and pretended to hand over Battisti to
Italian authorities 3 years ago.

In addition, The Italian law does not give Battisti any right to get a new
judgment after trial in his presence. He then would be automatically condemned
in perpetuity.

The writer must not be extradited.

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