Quake-hit Italian town files complaint over cartoon satire

September 12, 2016 12:27 PM

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ROME – The Italian town hardest hit by last month's earthquake has filed a criminal defamation complaint denouncing French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon depicting victims in layers of lasagna.

Amatrice lawyer Mario Cicchetti told The Associated Press he lodged the complaint about the "macabre" cartoons on Monday in Rieti, the provincial capital.

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