Italy admits to police brutality at Genoa G8 Summit and compensates victims

Italy has agreed to pay compensation to six citizens after admitting police used excessive force to quell protests in Genoa during the Group of Eight (G8) Summit, held in July 2001. The state will pay €45,000 (£38,459; $47,850) each to six citizens for moral and material damages.

The case was heard at the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights, which said the case was resolved "amicably" between the parties, news agency Ansa reported.