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Families of imprisoned marines visit Indian jail

Parents express 'deepest condolences' to slain fishermen's kin

19 April, 19:18
Families of imprisoned marines visit Indian jail (ANSA) - New Delhi, April 19 - Two imprisoned Italian marines in India who allegedly shot two Indian fishermen last February were visited in jail in Thiruvananthapuram by family members on Thursday.

Five family members spent over two hours with Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, who are being held in a special section of a jail.

Maria Ferrara and Michele Girone, Girone's parents, and his wife Vania Ardito, as well as Latorre's sister Franca Latorre and his nephew Christian D'Addario were "moved and emotional," said the Indian press.

Speaking to journalists following the meeting, Girone's parents expressed their "deepest condolences" to the families of the two Indian fisherman who were killed.

The anti-piracy marines have been at the centre of a diplomatic row between Italy and India since being detained in February after an incident that took place while they were guarding an Italian merchant ship.