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Leftist militant lands in Italy to serve life sentence for murder

Leftist militant lands in Italy to serve life sentence for murder
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ROME (Reuters) - Italy's former leftist guerrilla Cesare Battisti landed in Rome on Monday after being expelled from Bolivia, his latest hideout, almost four decades after escaping from an Italian prison, Italian authorities said.

Battisti, now 64, was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his involvement in four murders -- two policemen, a jewellery store owner and a butcher -- in the 1970s as a member of the far-left Armed Proletarians for Communism.

(Reporting by Antonio Denti and Angelo Amante, writing by Steve Scherer, Editing by William Maclean)

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