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Court clears Zorzi definitively of Piazza della Loggia bomb

Former right-wing extremist now successful Japanese businessman

21 February, 18:03
Court clears Zorzi definitively of Piazza della Loggia bomb (ANSA) - Rome, February 21 - Italy's top appeals court confirmed an earlier sentence that had cleared former right-wing extremist Delfo Zorzi, who is currently a successful businessman in Japan, from any involvement in a deadly bomb blast that killed eight and wounded 100 others in Brescia 39 years ago.

The Court of Cassation rejected the attempt by Brescia prosecutors and by the civil parties in the case to counter the original sentence. But the court did overturn the acquittals of two other people in relation to the case, Carlo Maria Maggi and Maurizio Tramonte, and ordered a retrial.

The Brescia bombing took place on May 28, 1974 during a union rally in the northern city's Piazza della Loggia. It marked an important event in Italy's 'years of lead' of political violence in the 1970s and 1980s.

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