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Italy petitions United Nations over marines in India

'OHCHR assessing our appeal' says foreign minister

11 February, 15:23
Italy petitions United Nations over marines in India (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - The Italian government has "initiated contact" with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over "the lack of charges against" two Italian marines accused of murder in India "after two years in which their freedom has been restricted," said Foreign Minister Emma Bonino on Tuesday. "The High Commissioner for Human Rights has agreed to assess the petition," Bonino added.

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