London - The British authorities have ordered the handover of Fabio Riva, the son of the head of ILVA in Taranto, back to Italy. Riva is involved in the environmental disaster investigation. The communication will be made official shortly and does not necessarily mean that Riva will return, since he can still appeal. Fabio Riva’s lawyers will appeal against the British authorities’ green light to the extradition.
According to Nerio Diodà, one of his lawyers, “for the moment this doesn’t change anything” and Fabio Riva will remain in London until the British judges “make a decision about the appeal” made by the defence. The extradition has been authorized because of the European arrest warrant issued by judges in Taranto as part of the environmental disaster investigation at ILVA.