Italy
Joint statement by European Roma Rights Centre, Idea Rom Onlus and Associazione Studi Giuridici Immigrazione on convictions for an attack on a Roma camp in Turin
17.7.15



On 17 July 2015, the ERRC, Idea Rom Onlus and ASGI issued a statement which welcomes the conviction of six people for a violent attack in December 2011.

The structures of a Roma camp in the abandoned Continassa farmstead were set alight following false allegations of sexual violence against a young woman from the Le Vallette neighbourhood in Turin. They highlight the importance of the court's recognition of the underlying racial motive for the attack.

Source

Joint statement by the ERRC, Idea Rom Onlus and ASGI, "Significativa condanna penale per un violento assalto a un campo Rom in Italia", Turin and Budapest, 17 July 2015, Italian version (original)

Joint statement by the ERRC, Idea Rom Onlus and ASGI, "Historic criminal conviction for a violent assault to a Roma camp in Italy", Turin and Budapest, 17 July 2015, English version

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