Fugitives

February 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive kingpin cocaine dealer who hails from a feuding crime clan involved in the 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany. Carabinieri paramilitary police on Friday said they arrested Francesco Strangio a day earlier in a hideout in the town of Rose,...
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Bosnian police secure an area in Bradina, Bosnia, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Police in Bosnia say they have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the killings of two people in the past week which has triggered panic in the country. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
February 12, 2019 - 12:59 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia police on Tuesday shot and killed the country's most-wanted fugitive, who had been sought in the slayings of a police officer and another person, after a huge manhunt. Edin Gacic died after a shootout with police near the capital Sarajevo, police said. A...
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Briton Jack Shepherd sits behind glass in a court room in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. A court in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia has ruled to keep Shepherd a fugitive British man for three months behind bars pending possible extradition. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
January 25, 2019 - 7:00 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A court in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia has ruled to keep a fugitive British man for three months behind bars pending possible extradition. Jack Shepherd has fled Britain while on bail over the manslaughter of a 24-year-old woman who died when Shepherd's speedboat hit a...
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Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti arrives at Ciampino military airport, in Rome, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Battisti a left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 14, 2019 - 10:32 am
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia. An Italian military aircraft carrying Cesare Battisti landed at...
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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Italian Justice minister Alfonso Bonafede, right, talk to the press after Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti arrived at Ciampino military airport, in Rome, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Battisti escaped from an Italian prison in 1981 while awaiting trial on four counts of murder allegedly committed when he was a member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 14, 2019 - 9:17 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A left-wing Italian militant who spent 37 years as a fugitive is being transferred to a maximum-security prison in remote western Sardinia. Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said security concerns prompted...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Italian Cesare Battisti attends the presentation of his book about his experience in prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running sagas. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. The Italian government...
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In this frame grab taken by a video released by the Italian Police, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, Italian fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti walks in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday to pick up Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running sagas.(Italian Police Via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 11:59 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive militant Cesare Battisti, who has been detained in Bolivia (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Italy's premier says fugitive militant Cesare Battisti will return to Italy "in the coming hours" on a direct flight from Bolivia to serve his sentence for four murders...
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December 23, 2018 - 11:01 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities handed preliminary terrorism charges Sunday to a fugitive extremist who is suspected of fighting U.S. forces in Iraq and helping to organize the 2015 shooting attack at satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people. Peter Cherif, who recently was...
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This undated handout photo provided by the French police, shows Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in the shooting in Strasbourg, France on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2018. Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical by the French intelligence services. The suspect sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern French city, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. (French Police via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 1:03 pm
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Cherif Chekatt's criminal career began at age 10. By age 13 he had been convicted. Now, with his third decade still incomplete, he is a fugitive, accused in the deadly shooting at France's most famous Christmas market. The 29-year-old has more than two dozen convictions,...
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In this picture taken Dec 5, 2013, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, left, talks to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, during their meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister Gruevski said Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
November 23, 2018 - 6:10 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says authorities will evaluate and give an opinion on the extradition request made by Macedonia for its fugitive former prime minister who has been given asylum in Hungary. Viktor Orban said Friday on state radio that Nikola Gruevski, who fled...
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