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India must halt case on Italy marine shooting

SC allows Italian marine to stay home for another six months

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Italian marine Massimilano Latorre – accused with his colleague Salvatore Girone of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012 after mistaking them for pirates – another six months to stay home in Italy on health grounds. Continue reading

Italy invokes arbitration as India further delays marines’ trial

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Italy has tired of delays in bringing to trial in India two Italian marines accused of firing on and killing two fishermen while guarding an oil tanker against piracy attack. Continue reading

MEPs chide India on Italian marines case

A European parliament delegation on Monday criticised India’s judicial system in the case of two Italian marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen more than three years ago, saying it is “a little bit too long”. Geoffrey Van Orden, president of the European parliament Delegation for relations with Italy said during a visit to New Delhi that Brussels respects India’s judicial system and the affair of the two marines “ought not to be an obstacle to bilateral “Indian European” relations but “it seems to us that the trial to which the Italian Navy fusiliers are subjected is a little bit too long”. Continue reading

India court extends Italian marine’s leave

India’s Supreme Court has allowed an Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds. Continue reading

Future antipiracy missions could depend on marines

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. Continue reading

Defence minister says marines can’t be judged in India

Roberta Pinotti warns recourse to arbitration if govt talks fail

Brindisi, May 21 – The Italian defence minister on Wednesday said two Italian marines held in India in the deaths of two fishermen two years ago should not be judged in that country.

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