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Indymedia Genoa (reposted by spanner) | 29.02.2004 16:38 | Genoa | Globalisation | Repression

Almost 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 meantime, the 93 people beaten up and then arrested at the Diaz school have been completely discharged: the 3rd of February 2004 the magistrate decided to archive the whole procedure.

Incrimination should be coming soon for the 73 policemen - mostly high ranking ones- that have been recognised as guilty by the prosecuting attorney, for the violence of the Genoa G8 summit's days.

On 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).

On the 2nd of March 2004 the trial will start against two dozen demonstrators. Some of them are accused of heavy crimes (up to 15 years in jail) and they risk becoming the scapegoats of the Genoa G8 days. Let's keep working and stay informed on Genoa; to not forget what happened there, and to be able to remember it to those who have big responsibilities for it.

more news [in english] -- carlo giuliani -- more articles

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

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