Red Brigades members get second life sentences for murdering Italian official

Red Brigades members get second life sentences for murdering Italian official

[JURIST] Three members of Italy's far-left Red Brigades [Wikipedia backgrounder], who were among five people sentenced Wednesday[JURIST report] to life in prison for the murder of government economic advisor Marco Biagi, were sentenced Friday to another life term for the murder of Massimo D'Antona [EIRO backgrounder], a professor and legal consultant to the Minister of Labour. The murders occurred 3 years apart, but both victims were government advisors who were killed to deter reforms which would introduce greater flexibility to Italy's labor market. Four defendants were acquitted and nine other defendants received sentences ranging from four to ten years in prison. Reuters has more.