Italy seeks UN help to get its marines freed

NEW DELHI: An increasingly desperate Italy appealed to the United Nations for help in freeing its marines from Indian custody while India believes Italy is unnecessarily dragging the case by raising procedural issues. 

News reports quoted Italy’s interior minister Angelino Alfano telling journalists before meeting UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in New York, “Italy is willing to try the marines at home, but in the meantime we ask for their freedom.”

His remarks coincide with yet another visit to India by Steffan de Mistura, the Italian pointperson for the case. Rome is pushing for the case to be tried in Italy where the marines will be held in custody, but India has insisted they should be tried under Indian law.

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Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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