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Italy arrests 22-year-old white supremacist for terrorism

The man is accused of terrorist association and incitement to commit racist and anti-Semitic attacks, also through the spread of propaganda. 

Published: 22nd January 2021 03:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd January 2021 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

ROME: A 22-year-old Italian linked to white supremacist groups was arrested Friday on terrorism charges, Italian police said.

The man is accused of terrorist association and incitement to commit racist and anti-Semitic attacks, also through the spread of propaganda. 

He was apprehended in the northwestern port city of Savona, a statement said.

Police also searched the homes of 12  suspected associates in other cities, including Turin in the north and Sicily's capital Palermo.

Italy's fringe, sometimes violent, far-right groups have roots in the country's Fascist dictatorship from 1922 to 1943 under Benito Mussolini.

In 2018, a neo-Nazi sympathiser fired on a dozen African migrants in the central town of Macerata, injuring six.

The attack was an apparent response to the killing of a young Italian woman blamed on a Nigerian drug dealer. 



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