Gaetano Saya

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Gaetano Saya

Gaetano Saya (born 2 July 1956 in Messina, Italy) is a former Italian politician and current convict,[1] former leader of the National Right, a ultranationalist far-right party. 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."

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).[2][3][4] In 2011 he was judged not guilty by the Prosecutor of the Court of Milan.


  1. ^ "Arrestato a Genova Gaetano Saya, creò la polizia parallela". La Repubblica. 2017-02-13. 
  2. ^ Philips, John (2005-07-05). "Up to 200 Italian police 'ran parallel anti-terror force'". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-05-03.  (URL accessed on January 22, 2007)
  3. ^ Foreign, Our (2005-07-02). "Police arrests two 'terror vigilantes' .". The Times. London. 
  4. ^ «Polizia parallela», due arresti Corriere della Sera. 2005-07-02