The Second Panel of the Brazilian Supreme Court unanimously rejected the request submitted by Turkey to have executive Ali Sipahi, who has lived in Brazil for 12 years, extradited. The motion had been lodged by the Turkish government and was based on terrorism charges.
On Wednesday (Jan. 16), the governments of Brazil and Argentina signed a new extradition agreement that reduces the bureaucracy of procedures, increases the deadline for extradition, and wards off mistreatment against the person being extradited.
Federal Police Chief Commissioner Rogério Galloro said Italian national Cesare Battisti will be located soon, even if he is no longer in Brazil. He has been regarded as a fugitive since December 14, when President Michel Temer signed his extradition.
In response to Italy’s Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, Brazil’s President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro said on his Twitter account today (Dec. 14) that Italian Cesare Battisti, whose arrest has been ruled, will be extradited as far as he is concerned.