Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018
GENOA

Ex-police in Genoa G8 beatings assigned social work

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Genoa, April 30 - Three policemen found guilty by
Italy's highest appeals court in 2012 of grievous misconduct for
beatings at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa have been assigned
social-service duties by a tribunal in the northern Italian port
city.
Massimo Mazzoni, Renzo Cerchi and Davide Di Novi will
carry out volunteer work in Liguria and in Rome.
Another hearing slated for December 5 will decide if other
convicted officers will also be assigned to volunteer social
work.
The July 2012 ruling effectively truncated a significant
part of the top tier of Italy's national law enforcement with
its sentence for grievous misconduct.
In addition, the Italian Cassation Court the same month
upheld criminal convictions of three police heads and two former
high-ranking officers for aggravated perjury regarding cover-ups
of police beatings during a raid at the Diaz school, used by
anti-globalist protesters as sleeping quarters during the 2001
summit.
In the nightly raid, over 300 police officers attacked
activists and journalists, seriously injuring 93 and putting
another three in a coma.
Amnesty International called the event "the most serious
suspension of democratic rights in a Western country since the
Second World War".

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