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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part IV Judicial Responses, 33 Realizing the Right to Redress for Victims of Terrorist Attacks

Ilaria Bottigliero

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Terrorism — International criminal law, victims — Gross violations
On 2 August 1980, at 10.25, a bomb exploded in the second class waiting room of the central train station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 persons and wounding 207, the majority of whom were permanently disabled. Italians and foreigners were both among the victims. 1 Lengthy judicial proceedings subsequently determined that the main responsibility for planting the bomb in the train station lay with three persons affiliated with the ‘Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari’—a terrorist organization of fascist denomination—namely Giusva Fioravanti, Francesca Mambro, and Luigi...
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