Gaetano Saya

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Gaetano Saya

General Gaetano Saya (Messina, Italy, 1956) is a far right Italian politician, former leader of the National Right, a ultranationalist far-right party.

General Saya has claimed he was a former member of Gladio, NATO's stay-behind anti-Communist network during the Cold War, involved in Italy's strategy of tension during the "Years of Lead."

General Gaetano Saya was charged in November 2004 of hate speech diffused through his party website.

He was arrested in 2005 by the prosecutor of Genova on charges of having constituted a "parallel police", named D.S.S.A. (Department of Anti-terrorism and Strategic Studies). In 2011 was judged not guilty by the Prosecutor of the Court of Milan.[1][2] According to judicial sources, Il Messaggero, quoted by The Independent, declared that wiretaps suggested DSSA members had been planning to kidnap Cesare Battisti, former member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism (PAC).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foreign, Our (2005-07-02). "Police arrests two 'terror vigilantes' .". The Times (London). 
  2. ^ «Polizia parallela», due arresti Corriere della Sera. 2005-07-02
  3. ^ Philips, John (2005-07-05). "Up to 200 Italian police 'ran parallel anti-terror force'". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-05-03.  (URL accessed on January 22, 2007)