Martedì, 18 Settembre 2018

Govt putting 'full effort' into India marines crisis


Rome, December 14 - Italian Foreign Minister
Giulio Terzi said the government was putting its full effort
into resolving the crisis involving two Italian anti-pirate
marines being tried in India for allegedly killing two local
fishermen, according to a comment posted on the government
official's Twitter account on Friday.
Italy on Thursday officially requested India's Supreme
Court issue its verdict on the case before the Christmas
festivities. The request was made through the local Indian
ambassador, who was called to meet with Secretary General
Michele Valensise at the request of Foreign Minister Giulio
Marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have been
at the centre of a diplomatic row between Italy and India since
being detained in February for charges that includes homicide.
Terzi met with the marines' relatives on Friday, together
with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Terzi said there was
''great warmth and solidarity from the head of state'' to the
family, according to his Twitter post.
Italy had petitioned that it should have jurisdiction over
the case because the incident took place on an Italian ship.
The Italian government believes that, regardless of who has
jurisdiction, the marines should be exempt from prosecution in
India as they were military personnel working on an anti-piracy
They were granted bail in June, but must remain in Indian

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