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'Law carrying death okayed in marines case' Indian media say

But Italy puts faith in Indian Supreme Court, says de Mistura

20 January, 14:34
'Law carrying death okayed in marines case' Indian media say (see related) (ANSA) - New Delhi, January 20 - The Indian interior ministry has authorized the application of a harsh anti-terrorism law that potentially carries the death penalty in the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen almost two years ago, the Times of India reported Monday.

The Indian interior ministry has lately openly disagreed with the Indian foreign ministry, which had assured Italy that the marines would not face the death penalty. At a hearing earlier Monday, India's Supreme Court ordered its government to "reconcile the conflict of opinion within the administration" in time for another hearing on February 3.

"What matters for us is what the Supreme Court says, and not generic sources that appear in the press," Staffan de Mistura, special Italian envoy to India, told ANSA.

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