Marines' wives reiterate trust in Italy's institutions
'They are the ones to bring Massimiliano and Salvatore home'18 February, 15:26
"This is the third government to take office," she continued in reference to the team currently being put together by Premier-Designate Matteo Renzi following the resignation of Democratic Party (PD) colleague Enrico Letta last week. "However, our trust remains: they are the ones who must bring Salvatore and Massimiliano home".
The marines are accused of killing fishermen Valentine (aka Gelastine) and Ajesh Binki after allegedly mistaking them for pirates and opening fire on their fishing trawler while guarding the privately owned Italian-flagged oil-tanker MT Enrica Lexie off the coast of Kerala on February 15, 2012.
A technocrat government led by economist Mario Monti was in office at the time. "We are afraid the Indian government will continue to hold Massimiliano and Salvatore in India unjustly," said Ardito.