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Quake-hit Italian town files complaint over cartoon satire

The Italian town hardest hit by last month's earthquake on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint denouncing French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon depicting victims in layers of lasagna.

Mario Cicchetti, a lawyer who represents Amatrice, told The Associated Press by telephone that he lodged the complaint about the "macabre" cartoons at the prosecutors' office in Rieti, the provincial capital.

Charlie Hebdo published two cartoons with obvious reference to Amatrice, a hill town where most of the 295 people killed in the Aug. 24 quake lived and which is famed for a tomato sauce, "amatriciana," made from the cheeks of locally raised pigs...

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