Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018
GENOA

Family of slain G8 protester sues cops in civil court

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Genoa, June 24 - Relatives of 23-year-old Carlo
Giuliani, who was slain by police during anti-G8 demonstrations
in 2001, filed a civil suit Monday against former police officer
Mario Placanica and deputy police commissioner Adriano Lauro.
Carlo was shot in the head and bludgeoned by a police
officer during demonstrations against the G8 summit held in
Genoa from July 19 to July 21, 2001.
''We were denied criminal proceedings that could have
uncovered the truth'', said Giulio Giuliani, the slain boy's
father.
''The prosecutor and the judge declined to examine photos
taken that day...especially of the photo of a police officer
bashing Carlo's head in with a stone. He had already been shot
and was still alive''.
The family is not asking for compensation in the civil
suit.
Hearings are due to begin on July 9.
''That is not what we are interested in. We want a trial
and we want the government's responsibility to be recognized'',
said family attorney Gilberto Pagani.
Carlo Giuliani's death occurred during two days of mayhem
that took place when more than 300,000 demonstrators converged
on Genoa for the summit.
In total, 252 demonstrators said they were spat at,
verbally and physically humiliated or threatened with rape while
being held at held at a detention centre in the Bolzaneto
barracks.
During a night raid by police at the Diaz school, which was
being used by G8 protesters as sleeping quarters, three people
were left comatose and 26 had to be taken to hospital.
Italy's supreme Court of Cassation on June 14 upheld seven
prison terms handed to police officers and prison doctors for
brutality against protesters, but Carlo Giuliani's death was
never investigated.

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