Born in 1942, Adriano Sofri is an Italian writer and journalist. The leader of the extreme-left group Lotta Continua in the 1970s, he is also well-known for his reports on Bosnia and Chechnya. In 1990, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for ordering the assassination of a police commissioner in 1972 — a crime he has systematically claimed he did not commit. Today he is held under house arrest for health reasons. He is a regular contributor to La Repubblica and Il Foglio.