An Italian court has found 15 officials guilty of mistreating protesters following violent demonstrations at G8 meeting in the city of Genoa in 2001.
A judge handed down prison sentences ranging from five months to five years to the accused – many members of the police, as well as doctors.
Another 30 officials were cleared of charges, including assault.
Protesters have said they were strip-searched and beaten by police. The prosecution said they were tortured.
(BBC News website)
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