Accused Italian Marines Urge SC to Let Them Stay in Italy

The marines, accused of killing two Kerala fisherman, were allowed to return to Italy on humanitarian grounds. 

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A file photo of Italian Marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone. (Photo: Reuters)
  • Massimiliano Latorre, one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, wants to stay in Italy till international arbitration decides which country has the right to try the case.

  • The Supreme Court will hear the case on 20 September. The second marine, Salvatore Girone, also wants an extended stay, but the court questioned his plea and said Latorre was granted extension on health issues. The apex court sought Centre’s reply on Girone’s case.

  • The court let the two marines go back to Italy on ‘humanitarian’ grounds. Earlier this month, Italy said letting the marines stay in the country would make ties stronger between the two countries.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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