Marines death-penalty ruling postponed again
Final hearing on harsh law February 1003 February, 10:35
"We'll repeat this request again next Monday, regardless of the decision," added De Mistura. "The prosecution can no longer play with time. We have calculated with our lawyer 25 judicial postponements without one piece of documentation". The judge in India said a ruling next Monday was imminent, speeding up a deadline announced last last week that had Italy waiting until February 25.
The case has ruptured relations between Italy and India, and between India and the European Union, which has threatened economic consequences against it if the death penalty is not removed from the table.