August 10, 2001 |
Italy is facing growing diplomatic pressure from the United States and Austria over the treatment of protesters at last month's Group of 8 summit in Genoa, and an international lawyer said Thursday that lawsuits could be forthcoming. The United States said Wednesday that it had used official diplomatic channels to express concern about the treatment of three U.S. citizens injured as they were arrested following the mass demonstrations at the summit of leading industrialized nations.
August 3, 2001 |
Three Italian law enforcement officials were transferred from their posts in the first action taken against police after last month's violence-marred Group of 8 summit in Genoa. The deputy police chief in charge of supervising security at the summit, the head of the anti-terrorism department and the police superintendent of Genoa all were transferred. Their new posts were not announced. Police shot and killed a 23-year-old demonstrator during the riots that overwhelmed Genoa during the summit.
April 1, 1992 |
Alberto Tomba, Italy's Alpine skiing hero, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Carabinieri, the Italian paramilitary police.
August 13, 1991 |
Police on Monday offered Albanian refugees $40 each and new clothes if they go home, but many of the hundreds of remaining refugees promised to fight rather than return to Europe's poorest country. Soldiers set up tables with new shirts, trousers, shoes and mineral water to persuade the refugees to leave. Officials said those agreeing to abandon Italy received $40 each. Last week, up to 18,000 refugees came to Italy in the third such exodus in the last year.
August 11, 1991 |
Police fired tear gas and Albanian refugees set fire to three cars Saturday in clashes that broke out as Italy pressed ahead with the repatriation of the refugees. The incidents erupted at a soccer stadium where about 4,000 of the more than 10,000 who fled to this southern port city aboard a freighter Thursday are being held. At the Bari dockside, several Albanians were injured when police charged in to push them away from food supplies.
August 10, 1991 |
Albanian refugees pelted police with rocks and bottles and made desperate dashes for freedom Friday as Italy began returning them to their impoverished homeland. Ferries and planes carrying more than 1,500 Albanians left this southern port on the 125-mile trip to the tiny Balkan nation, where reports said thousands of others were seeking passage abroad. Others were flown by military aircraft to Tirana, the Albanian capital.