» 05/18/2012, 00.00
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.
Trivandrum (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Murder and attempted murder: these are
the accusations presented today by the police to the Kochi court in Kerala
against the Italian Marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, investigated
for the killing of two Indian fishermen, 15 last February. The
documents arrived 89 days after the arrest of the San Marco Battalion of
Fusiliers, on February 19 last, and just in time for the deadline of 90 days of
judicial custody. Once
past this period, bail can be granted. Meanwhile,
the Marines are expected to be transferred from prison in the next 20 days to
another structure, probably a guest house.
occurred off the coast of Kerala. The
two soldiers were on board the Italian tanker Enrica Lexie as security guards,
and fired on an Indian vessel mistaking it for pirates. The
two victims were Jelestein, 45, and Binki Ajesh, 25.
the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the Commissioner of Police MR
Ajith Kumar had filed documents containing various charges, according to art. 302
(murder), 307 (attempted murder), 427 (dangerous behavior that causes damage)
and 34 (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code. The court has admitted,
however, only the first two.
addition, in the documents the SIT indicates that the accident took place 22
nautical miles off the coast of Neendakara, the so-called "contiguous
differs from the original findings contained in the First Information Report
(FIR), which stated the episode took place 33 miles from the Indian coast in
25 April, the family have reached an extrajudicial agreement with the Italian
government, which provided for compensation of 10 million rupees (about 145
thousand euros) each, in exchange for withdrawal from civil cases in which were
shown as the injured party.
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Kerala government loses jurisdiction in Italian marines’ trial
For the Supreme Court the incident occurred in international waters, but the military can not claim immunity. A special court in New Delhi will take up the case and decide where they will be judged
11/07/2012 INDIA - ITALY
Pastor of Quilon: Italian Marines are good men
Fr. Stephen Kulakkayathil, from the diocese of the two Indian fishermen killed in the incident with Enrica Lexie, had lunch with Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone. Postponed to July 17 next, the first trial hearing. The marines are accused of murder.
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."
13/12/2012 ITALY - INDIA
Military chaplain: our marines in India are waiting for Christmas
Fr. Giuseppe Faraci, a Comboni missionary who has cared for the welfare of the two marines from the beginning, speaks to AsiaNews about their spiritual and human growth. On December 17, there could be the Supreme Court ruling on jurisdiction. The chaplain is "optimistic" but "ready to go" to celebrate Christmas with them. Respect and the attention of the Indians, even when they were in prison.
12/07/2012 ITALY - INDIA
Chaplain to Italian marines: We must learn from the charity of Indian fishermen
Interview with Fr. Joseph Caraci, Comboni missionary who has followed the Enrica Lexie case from the beginning, in which two marines of the San Marco Battalion are accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Tolerance, religiosity, and the pain of the Catholic community in India, to be able to "look beyond" and seek truth and justice.
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