Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Court upholds 2, overturns 8 of Genoa G8 rioters' sentences

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(ANSA) - Rome, July 13 - The Italian Court of Cassation on
Friday upheld the sentences of two anti-globalists but
overturned those of the remaining eight previously found guilty
of destruction and looting at the Group of Eight summit in Genoa
in 2001.
Five of those on trial saw their sentences for inciting a
riot overturned and were referred to the Appeals Court of Genoa
for review.
Another four, earlier found guilty for possession of
Molotov cocktails, had their sentences overturned without
review, with sentences reduced by nine to 12 months.
One of those on trial, Luca Finotti, had been sentenced in
both categories.
Ines Morasca, sentenced to six and a half years, and
Alberto Funaro, sentenced to 10, both had their sentences
upheld.
The ruling by Italy's highest court of appeals comes 11
years after violence marred the northern town of Genoa
during three days of protests when more than 300,000
demonstrators converged for the G8 summit.
Amid violence that marred the three-day event, a police
officer killed a 23-year-old protester.
The incidents scarred the northwestern Italian city and led
to long-running court cases against demonstrators charged with
criminal damage and police accused of brutality.
Last week the Cassation Court upheld convictions of police
heads involved in the brutal beatings of protesters, upholding
the findings of a lower appeals court two years ago.

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