Italy could suspend future missions pending resolution in India
The joint foreign and defense committees on Wednesday OK’d to move to suspend Italy’s participation in future international anti-piracy missions until the homes of two Italian marines Detained in India on possible murder charges is resolved.
The joint House and Senate committees moved to tack the measure onto the so-called Pini amendment making civil judges Liable for negligence or malfeasance. The measure would not apply to ongoing missions, the House defense committee chair said. Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre were held after they allegedly shot and killed two Indian fishermen-whom they mistook for pirates while on an anti-piracy mission in 2012.
Maritime Security News Note:
This case really needs to come to trial, once and for all. It has now dragged on for two years with little sign of resolution but lots of posturing from Italy and India. High time the men had their day in court and allowed justice to take its course.