- Category : 1975-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 2
Italian volunteer relief worker, who with her colleague, Simona Pari, was kidnapped in broad daylight from her home in Iraq on 7th september, 2004 in Iraq. Both women with other hostages were released on September 28, 2004 and were flown to Italy, arriving in Rome's Ciampino Airport at 11:15 PM that evening..
She and Simona Pari, known as The Simonas" in the Italian press, had adamantly opposed the invasion of Iraq and had worked in Iraq for several years for a humanitarian agency, A Bridge to Baghdad. They were working to improve schools and water infrastructure. During their ordeal, rumors circulated on two Islamic websites that the Italian women had been killed but Muslim leaders from Italy and Baghdad continued to work to secure their release. The Italian government worked hard to secure their release and Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister, was at the Rome airport to greet the women.