32 Red Brigades leftists get life sentences in Italy

A Rome court sentenced 32 Red Brigades leftist guerrillas to life imprisonment for, among other crimes, the 1978 kidnap and assassination of Prime Minister Aldo Moro.

The sentence followed a 10-month trial that was considered the most important in Italy's decade-long battle against terrorism. There were 63 defendants, six of whom received lighter prison sentences of 16 years or less. They had cooperated with police in tracking down other Brigades members under Italy's so-called ''pentiti'' (repentants) law, offering lighter sentences to informers. Other sentences ranged from four months to 30 years. Charges against four defendants were dropped because of lack of sufficient evidence.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK