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Europe threatens trade with India over death penalty

Italian marines possibly face capital punishment in New Delhi

20 January, 15:03
Europe threatens trade with India over death penalty (see related) (ANSA) - Parma, January 20 - A vice-president of the European Council on Monday backed Italy's efforts to save two marines from a possible death-penalty trial in India, threatening the country with economic consequences for its anti-piracy law.

"Europe cannot conduct free trade with a country that adopts an anti-piracy law that calls for the death penalty," said Antonio Tajani, speaking in Parma where he inaugurated the 2013-2014 academic year for the European College.

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