» 05/24/2012, 00.00
INDIA - ITALY
Kerala, Italian Marines to leave prison "soon
Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone to be transferred to the Borstal School, Kochi, a former reform school. The Kerala Government decision follows "suggestion" by Indian Supreme Court, which in April agreed to the request of Italian authorities to move the military into a structure appropriate to their status.
20/04/2012 INDIA - ITALY
For India's central government, the Enrica Lexie was in international waters
A Kerala High Court lawyer confirms that the Indian government has submitted a note to the Supreme Court saying that Kerala state police did not have the authority to stop the oil tanker or arrest the Italian marines. In his response, Kerala's Chief Minister said, "We took every action after consulting the central government. The incident took place inside our territory. We have all rights to take action."
18/05/2012 INDIA - ITALY
Kerala police claim Italian marines responsible for murder and attempted murder
Charge contained in the documents submitted to the court by the Special Investigation Team of Kochi (SIT). Exact location of incident also indicated, but no reference to ballistic report. Marines to be transferred in a guest house within 20 days.
02/04/2012 INDIA - ITALY
Kerala, Christian lawyer: Let justice take its course in marines' case. We are a democratic country
Kerala High Court decides for another 14 days judicial custody. Hearing postponed. According to Vincent Panikulangara, a Lawyer at Kerala High Court and the Supreme Court of India, "what is happening falls into the usual procedures of our criminal code." He states: "India is a democratic country that loves Italy and its people."
22/03/2013 INDIA - ITALY
Indian Foreign Affairs Minister : Italian Marines’ return to India the result of proper diplomacy
Today, the two Marines will return to New Delhi, one day after expiration of the special permit. The Indian government gives written assurance it will not apply the death penalty if convicted.
04/01/2013 INDIA - ITALY
Italian Marines return to India. Their lawyers call for “an end to speculation "
Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have returned their passports. Consul General of Italy: "We have full confidence in the Indian judicial system." On January 15, a new hearing in the court of Kollam on the charge of murder, but Supreme Court ruling on jurisdiction still pending.
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