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Rome, 12/10/2018. Today, CSOA La Strada held the screening of "Sulla Mia Pelle" (On My Skin). The movie, directed by Alessio Cremonini & distributed by Netflix, tells the tragic story of Stefano Cucchi, 31, who was arrested in Rome in the evening of the 15 October 2009 due to be in possession of 20 grams of hashish and two grams of cocaine. "[Stefano] Cucchi died in a custodial hospital wing on the night between October 22 and 23, 2009, a week after he was picked up on minor drug charges. His body showed signs he had sustained a brutal beating at some point during his detention, and an autopsy revealed he was severely dehydrated, had two broken vertebrae and internal organ damage" (1.). Five Carabinieri (One of Italian Police Forces) officers are currently on trial over Cucchi's death in a custodial wing of a Rome hospital, three of them are charged with manslaughter due to have allegedly beaten the young draughtsman after his arrest on 15 October 2009. The other two Carabinieri are accused of calumny and making false declarations (2.). Before the screening of the movie, hundreds of people gathered outside the Garbatella's social center where, greeted by Amedeo Chiaccheri (President of VIII Municipio/Council of Rome), amongst others, Ilaria Cucchi (Sister of Stefano who has been campaigning tirelessly for truth and justice for her brother), Alessio Cremonini (Director of the movie) and Fabio Anselmo (Stefano Cucchi's lawyer) gave speeches. "Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system" (Source – The Local, 3.).<br />
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1. "Cops 'enjoyed selves' with Cucchi. 'He was swollen like bag-pipes' says Luigi Lainà" (ANSA in ENG, 20/03/18 - <br />
https://bit.ly/2OQkAFb)<br />
2. "Officer accuses other cops over Cucchi. Breakthrough in case of 31-yr-old who died in custody in 2009 (ANSA in ENG, 11/10/18) https://bit.ly/2PlSbXk
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Rome, 12/10/2018. Today, CSOA La Strada held the screening of "Sulla Mia Pelle" (On My Skin). The movie, directed by Alessio Cremonini & distributed by Netflix, tells the tragic story of Stefano Cucchi, 31, who was arrested in Rome in the evening of the 15 October 2009 due to be in possession of 20 grams of hashish and two grams of cocaine. "[Stefano] Cucchi died in a custodial hospital wing on the night between October 22 and 23, 2009, a week after he was picked up on...
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