Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini ready to go to Brazil and get former leftist terrorist Cesare Battisti if the newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro agrees to extradite him to Italy as promised.
"I can’t wait to meet new president Bolsonaro," Salvini said, and "I will be happy to got personally to Brazil also to go and get leftist terrorist Cesare Battisti and bring him back to Italian jails".
New President Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo said on Twitter that the government's set to keep a promise to extradite Battisti: "The gift's coming! Thanks for the support, the right's becoming stronger". Eduardo's a federal deputy and he responded to Salvini’s congratulations on his election victory.
On Monday Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said that Battisti must return to Italy:
"Cesare Battisti must return. For months the ministry’s offices have been in contact with Brazilian authorities, at the ready for an event that might change things, like Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the presidential elections.
"We're following the situation with the utmost attention. WE owe it to the families of Battisti’s victims, we also owe it to the Country," Bonafede posted on Facebook.
Battisti’s extradition was halted by former Brazilian president Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva. He's wanted to serve out several life sentences for murders in the so-called ‘Years of Lead’ of leftist and rightist terrorism.