Killing of Indian fishermen: Italy will get jurisdiction over marines however should pay compensation | India Information

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Killing of Indian fishermen: Italy gets jurisdiction over marines but must pay compensation | India News
AMSTERDAM/ROME: Italy ought to compensate India for damages incurred by the capturing of two fishermen by Italian marines off the coast of India in 2012, however India has no jurisdiction over the boys, the Everlasting Courtroom of Arbitration mentioned on Thursday.
The court docket primarily based in The Hague mentioned it was as much as India and Italy to resolve the quantity of compensation warranted within the so-called Enrica Lexie case, which soured relations between Rome and New Delhi. The 2 marines had been held in custody in India for a number of years as native prosecutors pressed homicide expenses.
Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre had been arrested in February 2012 for capturing the 2 fishermen. They mentioned the killings had been unintentional, as they mistook the fishermen for pirates and fired warning pictures whereas on responsibility on the Italian oil tanker “Enrica Lexie” off the southern Indian coast.
Girone and Latorre had been later allowed to return house pending the decision of the dispute between the 2 states, which was handed over to the Everlasting Courtroom of Arbitration primarily based in The Hague.
The court docket’s resolution that the boys ought to face trial in Italy, as a substitute of in India, was hailed as a victory by the Italian international ministry.
“Italy’s arguments have prevailed after lengthy years of (authorized) battles. Our two troopers, Italian officers who had been finishing up their duties, are immune from international justice,” Italy’s international minister Luigi Di Maio wrote on Fb.
Nonetheless, the court docket ordered Italy to pay compensation to India “for lack of life, bodily accidents, materials harm to the vessel and ethical hurt suffered by the commander and crew of the fishing vessel.”
Italy mentioned it will now resume its personal prison proceedings on the case.

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