Italian MPs meet in India with marines possibly facing death
'We must suffer with dignity' says Latorre27 January, 10:43
Italy has appealed to the Indian Supreme Court amid fears that India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) intends to prosecute the pair under a harsh anti-terrorism law that bears the death penalty, despite previous reassurances from the Indian foreign ministry that the marines would not face capital punishment.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, Indian ministers assured Italy they would press their government for a decision on the law by February 3.
Meanwhile the European Union has threatened India with economic consequences if the death penalty is not taken off the table.