Italy approaches UN over trial of its two marines in India

Rome: Italy has petitioned the UN over the trial of its two marines in India under a strict anti-piracy law for the killing of two Indian fishermen, and said it would exercise “all options” to bring back the naval personnel.

Italy has “initiated contact” with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over “the lack of charges” and the “restriction of freedom” placed on the marines since 2012, Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said.

“The High Commissioner for Human Rights has agreed to assess the petition,” she was quoted as saying by Italian news agency ANSA.

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