EU speaks out against death penalty for Italian marines
'Will do everything in power to resolve issue with India'13 January, 18:13
Under the law, capital punishment is a possible punishment.
The pair are accused of killing Valentine (aka Gelastine) and Ajesh Binki on February 15, 2012, when the marines allegedly mistook them for pirates and opened fire on the Indians' fishing trawler from the privately owned Italian-flagged oil-tanker MT Enrica Lexie.
The shooting occurred just off the coast of Kerala in southern India, near traditional Indian fishing grounds in the Laccadive Sea.
The Italian government said India would face "counter-measures" if the severe law were applied after New Delhi had repeatedly guaranteed the Italians would not face death.