Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines

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    UNITED NATIONS: Italy has appealed to the United Nations to help free its two marines who are being tried in India for killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.

    "Italy is willing to try the marines at home, but in the meantime we ask for their freedom," said interior minister Angelino Alfano was quoted as saying by ANSA news agency.

    Alfano's remarks came ahead of his meeting with UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon here.

    Italy has been trying to rally international support among the EU, the US and NATO countries to bring home marines.

    Marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone shot dead two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012, sparking diplomatic tensions between India and Italy.

    The marines, deployed on the Italian-flagged oil tanker MT Enrica Lexie, said they mistook the fishermen for pirates. They are now staying in the Italian embassy in New Delhi awaiting trial.

    India has removed the possibility of a death penalty but insisted that the marines would still be prosecuted under the anti-piracy law. Now, they face up to 10 years in jail.

    Rome wants the marines to be tried in Italy, claiming the incident took place in international waters. However, New Delhi says it has the right to try the Italians as the victims were Indians on board an Indian fishing boat.

    Italy argues that the case sets dangerous and wide-ranging precedents for any country involved in anti-piracy missions overseas.

    Lats month, UN chief Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters that the secretary general is "concerned that this long-standing matter between Italy and India remains unresolved and is prompting tensions between two friendly and important Member States of the Organisation."

    Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines from India - The Times of India

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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    dear Italy,

    please come after elections.
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    Just tell them to keep their eyes open while shooting, as they can kill unarmed civilians without any provocation. This itself is crime, let them face trial for their sins.
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    they are not coming here they are going to UN.
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    Italy in UN

    Apply apply no reply.
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    all UN lines to India will have "election Month .please dial after few months" hello tune,auto answer..
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    UN is a toothless tiger.

    Italy should appeal to what is brazenly called 'international community' i.e. the US and EU to apply sanctions on India and arm twist them into submission!

    And of course, the so called 'international community' will lose the huge lucrative market of India, and then, it will further lose all the strategic leverage they have built up over the years with India as the pivot!
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    UN cant do anything, matter is sub judice and it is crime committed against Indian nationals, that too without any excuse.
     
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    Re: Kerala fishermen's killing: Italy appeals to UN to help free marin

    They should never be released even if UN passes the resolution or put pressure

    And what action India is taking on fisher man killed by Srilanka:rolleyes:
     
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