The family of the kidnapped Italian politician Aldo Moro was believed to have received another message, either from him or from his abductors, at the weekend (7 April).
GV Signor Aldo Moro's residence with police and police vehicle outside. (4 shots)
GV AND SV Cars being pulled to the side by police and searched, (4 shots)
SV Truck being searched by police.
Interior Minister Francesco Cossiga flew to Switzerland on Saturday (8 April) for talks with h?s West German, Austrian and Swiss counterparts. Officials said they discussed joint efforts to combat international terrorism, but they did not elaborate. Although the government has said it would not bow to blackmail, it has not ruled out contact with guerrillas. The Red Brigades say their captive is on trial in a people's jail for what they term as "his crimes against the proletariat."
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Background: The family of the kidnapped Italian politician Aldo Moro was believed to have received another message, either from him or from his abductors, at the weekend (7 April). However, the government has not confirmed the existence of such a message, having imposed a strict blackout of news.
SYNOPSIS: The message was said to have arrived at Signor Moro's apartment home in the Italian capital of Rome. If it was from the former Prime Minister himself, it would be his fifth since he was kidnapped on March 16.
Meanwhile, police continues to carry out strict and vigorous security checks on vehicles and persons. The latest message from Red Brigades, who have claimed responsibility for the outrage, was believed to contain concrete demands for his release. But no details of the letter have been released. An earlier message from the captors demanded the release of " all Communist prisoners in Italy". And there is speculation the kidnappers have included the names of extremists held in West German, Swiss and Austrian jails.