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Senate justice committee moves to make torture an offence

Measure to bring Italy into line with international standards

12 September, 17:43
Senate justice committee moves to make torture an offence (ANSA) - Rome, September 12 - The Senate justice committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to make torture an offence in Italy.

The move is designed to bring Italian law into line with international standards.

Felice Casson, vice-president of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, said he was pleased with the decision.

"Now also in Italy, we recognize that this is a crime against humanity," he said.

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