Film and Culture Figures Angered After Arrest of Far-Left Terrorists

Film and Culture Figures Angered After Arrest of Far-Left Terrorists


Legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard is one of the thirty cultural figures who have written a letter demanding French president Emmanuel Macron not extradite seven far-left terrorists at the request of the Italian government.

Godard, well-known for many films including Breathless (1960) and Alphaville (1965), is one of the several signatories to a letter addressed to the French president after the arrest of seven Italian far-left extremists accused of violence and murder in the 1970s as part of the Red Brigades terrorist group.

The letter, which was published by the left-leaning newspaper Liberation, notes that several of the Red Brigades members were allowed into France by former socialist president Francois Mitterand on the condition that they give up political violence.

“Forty years ago, several dozen people came out of hiding, laid down their arms, had their files examined by the highest authorities of the French intelligence, police and justice

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