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[GenoaG8] News february 04
by IMC italia Friday, Feb. 06, 2004 at 9:59 AM mail:

Latest news on GenoaG8

Alomost three years after the G8 in Genoa, the truth is starting to emerge on the tortures and beatings demonstrators were subjected to in Bolzaneto police station. On the 21st of January 2004, the daily genovese paper 'Il Secolo XIX' gave an account of a police officer and a non-commissioned officer of the police penitentiary, who had told the attorney Francesco Lalla (who had been about to close the inquiry) of generalised violence and abuse carried out on demonstrators that had been arrested. These declarations implicate the higher echelons - who at the time would have been informed of the facts - such as the police general Oronzo Doria and the magistrate Alfonso Sabella. With this fresh evidence, a crack in the wall of the conspiracy of silence has been opened: the new testimonies of the police officers match those of the demonstrators.
In the meanwhile, the 93 persons beaten up and then arrested at the Diaz school, have been completely discharged: the 3th of february 2004 the magistrate decided to archive the whole procedure.
Should be coming soon the incrimination for the 73 policemen - mostly high rank ones- that have been recognized guilty from the enqueror attorney, for the violences of Genoa's days. The 5th of february 04, the Highest Court took an important decision about it: this process has to be done in Genoa and not in another town of Italy, like had been requested from the police's lawyers (wich would have meant to start the whole procedure from the beginning).
The 2th of march 2004 it will start the trial against two dozens of demonstrators. Some of them are accused of heavy crimes (till 15 years of jail) and they risk to become the scapegoats of genoa days. Let's keep working and be informed on Genoa. To not forget what happened there, and to be able to remember it to whom have big responsibilities for it.

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much more news [in italian] -- indymedia italia -- the counter-research on carlo giuliani's case -- comitato veritą e giustizia per genova

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