Court rules Italy police violated torture law in 2001 G8 raid

April 7, 2015 3:46 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Italy had violated EU rules against torture at the 2001 Group of Eight summit in Genoa and ordered compensation for a protester seriously beaten by police there.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that Arnaldo Cestaro had been subjected to what amounted to torture or inhuman treatment during the raid on a school where members of umbrella protest group the Genoa Social Forum were sleeping.

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