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Detained Italian editor ''escapes'' to push for press freedom

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Detained Italian editor ''escapes'' to push for press freedom

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The editor of Italian newspaper Il Giornale has been re-arrested after violating the terms of his house detention.

Alessandro Sallusti, who was sentenced to 14 months in September for a libellous article in 2007, when at another newspaper, said he wanted to highlight the issue of press freedom.

The stunt comes as Italy’s parliament considers tough new libel laws and jail terms for journalists.