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Italy’s mass trial of 173 accused members of the Red Brigades ended as the court handed down 26 life sentences and prison terms for 127 others ranging from 2 to 30 years for terrorism. The 28-month trial was the third and last mass trial of members of the leftist urban guerrilla group that was accused of scores of murders of magistrates, police officials, journalists and others including former Prime Minister Aldo Moro. The crimes occurred during the 1970s and early 1980s. Many of those sentenced in a Rome court had been given long prison terms in earlier trials; 20 of the defendants were acquitted.


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