The Court of Cassation on Tuesday, November 29 annulled the decision refusing the extradition to Italy of the activist Vincenzo Vecchi, a refugee in France and sentenced in his country to a heavy prison sentence after the anti-G8 violence in Genoa in 2001, and sent the case back to a new court of appeal.
In 2020, the Angers Court of Appeal refused to execute the European arrest warrant issued by Rome, on the grounds that the main sentence to which Vincenzo Vecchi was sentenced, ten years in prison for "
devastation and pillage
" , had no equivalent in France.
The Court of Justice of the European Union considered last July that France could not oppose this extradition.