Fishermen Killing

  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • Fishermen killing: SC exempts one of the Italian marines from appearance September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea by one of the Italian marines, facing murder charges in India, to travel to his country for medical treatment for two months. The apex court also exempted Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who suffered brain stroke on...
  • Italy hopes for SC reprieve for sick marine September 7, 2014

    Rome: Italy's foreign minister has appealed to India's Supreme Court to permit one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home for health reasons. The marine, 47-year-old Massimiliano Latorre, "was treated excellently in India, but it is clear that he needs rest, peace,...
  • SC stays trial against Italian marines in the fishermen killing case March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the trial against Italian marines in the probe case of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast. The marines had challenged the jurisdiction of the National Investigating Agency in probing the case. The SC has issued a notice to the NIA and...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM March 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • After Italy's plea, UN to raise marines issue with India March 19, 2014

    New York: UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins today. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Angelino Alfano...
  • Fishermen killings case: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday approached the United Nations over the prolonged detention of two of its marines in India in connection with the killing of two Kerala fishermen in January 2012. Italy has appealed to the UN to help free marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone who are being tried...
  • India for resolving marines issue as expeditiously as possible February 26, 2014

    India on Wednesday admitted that the marines issue has "complicated" its relationship with Italy but said dropping of charges under the stringent anti-piracy SUA law against the two accused was an indication of a "way forward" to resolve the matter. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India was looking to resolve the...
  • Italian marines case: Delhi court to hear NIA's plea on March 31 February 25, 2014

    A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed March 31 for hearing arguments on NIA's plea to take "appropriate steps" to secure the custody of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar posted the case for March 31 after NIA's prosecutor...
  • India's decision on marines 'fruit of Italian firmness': Rome February 25, 2014

    Hours after India decided not to prosecute two of its marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under the strict anti-piracy SUA law, Italy on Tuesday said the decision was the "fruit of Italian firmness". The decision not to "apply the anti-terrorism law was the fruit of Italian firmness", Italian Premier Matteo...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried under...
  • Italy recalls its India envoy over 'delay' in case against marines February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from India in protest over delay in the legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Ambassador Daniele Mancini will return to Italy immediately for consultations. The Italy Foreign Ministry said in a statement, condemning "a new and unacceptable...
  • India, Italy should resolve marines issue: United Nations February 15, 2014

    The long-standing issue of two Italian marines being tried by India is prompting tensions between the two countries and they should try to find a "reasonable" and "mutually acceptable" solution to it, the UN has said. "The Secretary-General is concerned that this long-standing matter between Italy and India remains unresolved and...
  • Italian marines issue bilateral: Ban Ki-moon February 13, 2014

    In a blow to Italy's attempt to internationalise the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Rome to resolve the issue bilaterally. "It's better for the question to be addressed bilaterally, rather than with the involvement of the UN,"...
  • Italy approaches UN over trial of its two marines in India February 12, 2014

    Italy has petitioned the UN over the trial of its two marines in India under a strict anti-piracy law for the killing of two Indian fishermen, and said it would exercise "all options" to bring back the naval personnel. Italy has "initiated contact" with the Office of the UN High Commissioner...
  • Need to send 'strong message' to India over marines issue: EU February 11, 2014

    The EU needs to send a "strong message" to India as the trial of two Italian marines for the killing of two Indian fishermen has "huge implications" for Europe's fight against piracy, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said. The case of the marines has "huge implications for Italy but...
  • Fishermen killing: Italy upset with India's move on marines February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Italy has lashed out over India's latest move in the Italian marines case where they have been charged under the anti-piracy laws for killing two Kerala fishermen. The Italian Prime Minister has sent a special envoy, Stefan De Mistura, to attend the court hearings and speak with Indian...
  • India charges marines with anti-piracy law, Italy warns against it February 10, 2014

    Italy on Monday warned it would "react" to India's "unacceptable" move to invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two of its marines facing trial there since 2012 over the killings of two Indian fishermen. "The charge sought by Indian authorities is unacceptable," Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in a message on...
  • Prosecution order on Italian marines modified: A-G tells SC February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The stand-off between Indian and Italian authorities over the Italian marines case continues. The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the government has modified its order on prosecuting the Italian marines and that they will no longer face the death penalty. The Italian government has, meanwhile,...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday revised the sanction given to prosecute the two Italian marines in Kerala fishermen killing case. The clause on death penalty is being dropped in the case. Revising its earlier decision, the Home Ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the Italian...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines soon January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: NIA will file a charge sheet against two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen, after getting sanction to prosecute them under a law which provides only death penalty. However, the charge sheet is unlikely before February 3 by when the Centre has told the Supreme Court that...
  • TN fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody ask why they're being ignored January 10, 2014

    Rameshwaram: A day in the life of a fisherman in Rameshwaram starts a little after midnight. He kisses his children as they sleep, wishes his wife farewell and sets out on his boat at 1 am. The women as is tradition, say a little prayer, hoping the gods save their...
  • Sibal, Khurshid meet Shinde as NIA set to charge Italian marines January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Kapil Sibal and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on the case against two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off the coast of Kerala. The NIA has sought the Home Ministry's sanction to file a chargesheet against the 2...
  • NIA team may visit Italy to question four Italian witnesses October 20, 2013

    October: A team of NIA sleuths is likely to visit Italy to question four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, after their refusal to come to India for deposition before investigators. Notwithstanding New Delhi's consistent request to send the witnesses, Rome...
  • India summons Pak deputy envoy over fisherman killing on October 11 October 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned Pakistan deputy envoy over indiscriminate firing on unarmed Indian fishermen on October 11, one fishermen from Gujarat died in the incident. "The matter is being investigated. Authorities will provide us the report upon completion," said Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, MEA on US...
  • Fishermen killing: 'Italy will do everything to bring back marines' August 17, 2013

    Rome: Italy will do everything to bring back by Christmas two of its marines, who have been in India for over one-and-a-half years to face trial for killing two Indian fishermen, the country's special envoy in the case has said. The trial could begin by early September and if it concludes...
  • Expecting fair trial in Italian marines case: Envoy June 1, 2013

    Panaji: Italy on Saturday said it expects "fair and fast" trial of its marines, allegedly involved in the the killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, that should be to the satisfaction of both the countries. "This has been a difficult issue between the two governments for the last...
  • Italian marines case: Probe likely to be delayed May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The NIA probe into the killing of two Kerala fishermen is likely to be delayed as several key documents are being translated from Malayalam and Italian to English and the agency needs to question all foreign witnesses present on the Italian ship who left India long ago. Several key...
  • No question of death penalty in Italian marines case: India April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid concerns by Italy on the possibility of death sentence being imposed on its two marines accused of killing Indian fishermen, India on Saturday said no question of death penalty arises. Clarifying the latest Supreme Court order in the matter in which the apex court allowed NIA to...