March 22nd, 2013
12:28 AM ET

Italy to send 2 marines accused of killing fishermen back to India

Italy has moved to defuse a diplomatic dispute with India by agreeing to send back two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen last year.

The two Italian marines are due to face trial in India over the allegations, but after the Indian Supreme Court allowed them to return to Italy last month to vote in national elections, Rome refused to send them back.

That decision angered Indian government officials and Supreme Court justices, who noted that the Italian ambassador had given assurances to the court that the marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, would come back to India after the elections.


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  1. Rascal Rabble

    italy it-tell-lies: .you need to change out your ambassador too...

    March 22, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    It would make much more sense to send these two Marines to an international criminal court where there would be no conflict of interest.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    Why would the Indian courts allow two murder suspects to leave the country "to vote" in the first place?

    March 22, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • UJOSHI

      Because, according to Indian legal system, they are only accused not guilty yet. And they won't be guilty until proven.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    good question.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    they are suspects in murdering Indians. Got to face their trial in India.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anicma

    As i said before, i say again, India is back. And Italy has just proved it by agreeing to send its marines back to India for trial.

    Have a nice day.

    March 23, 2013 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. heartthrob

    I wish all countries will stand up like this against mistakes made by western soldiers in other countries. I'm really amazed by Indian gov action. I hope Achieving justice is in their mind.

    March 27, 2013 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |