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Italian marine, detained by India in 2012, returns home

May 28, 2016 - 9:46 AM

ROME - The second of two Italian marines detained by India in 2012 in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen has returned home.

Salvatore Girone was greeted by Italy's defence and foreign ministers at a Rome airport Saturday. Girone arrived on an Italian military flight from Abu Dhabi after first taking a commercial flight from New Delhi Friday. The other marine, Massimiliano Latorre, was allowed to return to Italy in 2014 after suffering a stroke while detained in India.

The two men await the decision, expected by about 2018, of an arbitration court in The Hague on whether their trial should be in Italy or in India. Italy contends the shooting of the fishermen, allegedly mistaken for pirates, occurred in international waters and it has jurisdiction. India insists it has jurisdiction.

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