Focus – Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’: No extra shelter for far-left fugitives in France? | Latest News Table

Focus – Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’: No extra shelter for far-left fugitives in France?

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The Paris Court docket of Attraction is contemplating whether or not to extradite eight Italians convicted of homicide of their native nation greater than 30 years in the past. These former members of far-left teams are wished by Rome for collaborating in violent assaults and murders between the Sixties and Nineteen Eighties. They have been arrested in France in April and later launched on bail. For many years, France gave refuge to those people beneath the “Mitterrand doctrine”, which granted asylum to individuals convicted or wished for “acts of a violent nature, however of political motivation”. The case is being carefully watched in Italy, as our correspondents report.

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