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Italian ex-militant Battisti "not entitled to asylum" in Brazil


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Italian ex-militant Battisti "not entitled to asylum" in Brazil

A judge in Brazil has ordered the deportation of the former Italian left-wing militant Cesare Battisti.

The 60-year-old was granted political asylum in Brazil in 2010.

Two years ago a Supreme court verdict said the ex-militant could not be extradited to Italy.

But now another court has ruled that Battisti is not entitled to asylum and must be sent to Mexico or France.

Those are the countries where he lived before arriving in Brazil in 2004.

An appeals process is now expected.

Battisti is still wanted in Italy where he was convicted of four murders carried out in the 1970s.

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