Dutch detain alleged Italian terrorist

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16 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police in Amsterdam detained terrorist suspect Rose Ann Scrocco weeks after the Italian authorities issued an international warrant for her arrest.

16 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police in Amsterdam detained terrorist suspect Rose Ann Scrocco weeks after the Italian authorities issued an international warrant for her arrest.

A spokesperson for the public prosecutor's office in Amsterdam declined on Monday to verify the suspect's identity, but Italian officials confirmed it was Scrocco.

She is accused of being a link between violent anarchist militants and kidnap gangs in Sardinia.

An Italian court sentenced her and several co-defendants to long prison terms on 20 April 2004 following their conviction of crimes considered linked to terroristic aims.

Scrocco was sentenced to 30 years for a range of offences, including the kidnapping of Mirella Silocchi, 50, the wife of a rich industrial businessman in 1989. Her body was found three years later.

Scrocco was in hiding when the court handed down its verdict.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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