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Renzi considering 'new initiatives' for marines

Italian ambassador recalled to Rome after latest delay

19 February, 18:08
Renzi considering 'new initiatives' for marines (ANSA) - Rome, February 19 - Premier-designate Matteo Renzi is considering "new initiatives" to resolve the case of two Italian marines held in India for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen, Nicola Latorre, chairman of the Senate defence committee, said Wednesday.

The case has dragged on for two years and Italy recalled its ambassador after the latest delay on Tuesday in the Indian supreme court.

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.