Battisti was apparently trying to leave Brazil after Italy reportedly asked for his extradition to serve a prison sentence for four murders committed in 1970s

Brazilian police have detained Cesare Battisti, an Italian writer and former leftwing guerrilla who was convicted of murder in his home country and has been on the run for decades.

Battisti was apparently trying to leave Brazil after Italy reportedly asked Brazil’s government to revoke his asylum status and extradite him to serve his prison sentence.

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