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Victim's kin seek trial against Italian marines in India as UN tribunal suspends legal proceedings


Victim's kin seek trial against Italian marines in India as UN tribunal suspends legal proceedings

Kochi/ Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (ANI): Kin of fisherman, shot dead by Italian marines, insisted that the accused be tried in India even as international maritime tribunal ordered New Delhi to suspend legal action in the case. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone were part of a military team on anti-pirate duty protecting an Italian oil tanker in 2012, when, they say, they mistook a fishing boat for a pirate vessel and fired warning shots.

Two fishermen died. An international maritime tribunal ordered India to suspend legal action against the two Italians, saying an international arbitration hearing to be held in The Hague must rule on the dispute.

It also rejected Italy's request that India provisionally release two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, a setback for the Italian government after a three-year legal battle. Aunt of one of the deceased fishermen said that the marines should be tried in India as the incident happened there.

The Indian government wants In

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