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President Napolitano ratifies India-Italy prisoner accord

May soon pertain to anti-pirate marines in fishermen deaths

29 October, 15:12
President Napolitano ratifies India-Italy prisoner accord (ANSA) - Rome, October 29 - The agreement between Italian and Indian governments on the transfer of convicted persons was ratified by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, the website of the president's office announced on Monday.

The agreement, which permits convicts of each country to serve their sentences in their countries of origin, was reached in Rome on August 10.

The agreement may affect two Italian anti-pirate marines facing trial in India for the alleged killing two fishermen last February off the coast of India.

The two men, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, are awaiting trial by an Indian court.

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