ITALY: A Nation in Torment

On a cruel seesaw of suspense, the vigil for Moro goes on

We communicate the completed execution of the President of the Christian Democrats, Aldo Moro, by means of suicide. The body is submerged in the muddy waters of Lake Duchessa. —Red Brigades Communiqué No. 7 April 18,1978

Aldo Moro is being treated scrupulously . . . The release of the prisoner can be considered only in connection with the liberation of Communist prisoners. The D.C. and its government have 48 hours to respond starting at 3 p.m. on April 20 . . ....

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