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Italy / Kidnappings / Terrorists / Spagnoli #254448

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1977
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(Studio) Police, soldiers, alpine guides search Dolomite Mt. region for Luisa Spagnoli, chocolate heiress. Rptdly. kidnapped by ultra-leftist group, Red Brigades.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Rome, Italy) Erminio Remoldez, Milan industrialist, is one of more than 150 persons kidnapped in Italy in 2 1/2 years Remoldez was rescued; others killed, some still missing. 100's arrested. Kidnapping is big and profitable business in Italy. Bombings and assassinations attributed to leftists and rightists. Film shown. Victims vary; technique described; involves shooting victim in legs. Goal said social intimidation, to destroy Italy's democrat system, for proletariat dictatorship. Leftists disillusioned by Communist cooperation with democrat government blamed. June, 1977, film shown with regard to arrest of leader and aides of Red Brigades group. Group described. Mbrs. of Armed Proletariat Nucleus also arrested. Leader killed in shootout. Connection between Red Brigades and Armed proletariat Nucleus thought found. Extreme leftist terrorist network suspected. Kidnappings thought providing financing for network operation. perhaps 1 in 10 kidnappings are terrorists' work.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Mudd, Roger;
Quint, Bert

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