Daniele Mancini

Murder trial Italian marines on way back to Delhi

 Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre (right) and Salvatore Girone (left) arrive at Ciampino airport near Rome. Italy on said it would send two marines on trial for murder in India back to the country. Photo: AFP

Two Italian marines flew back to India on Friday to face murder charges, after Rome dramatically reversed a decision that they would not return which had triggered a diplomatic firestorm.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 3:35am

India’s Gandhi attacks Italian ‘betrayal’ over marines

Sonia Gandhi. Photo: AP

Sonia Gandhi, the Italian-born head of India’s ruling party, accused Rome of an unacceptable “betrayal” on Tuesday as she waded into a bitter dispute over two marines who have skipped bail.

20 Mar 2013 - 2:30am

Italian envoy in Delhi not entitled to immunity

Daniele Mancini. Photo: AP

India’s top judge said on Monday that the Italian ambassador cannot claim diplomatic immunity in a growing dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:46pm

India alerts airports to stop Italian envoy Mancini leaving

Indian activists demonstrate against the Italian government's decision not to return two Italian marines for trial in New Delhi, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

India’s airports have been put on alert to prevent Italy’s ambassador leaving the country amid a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial in Delhi, a home ministry source said on Friday.

15 Mar 2013 - 8:24pm

Indian court demands Italy answer for marine flap

Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini. Photo: AP

India’s Supreme Court barred Italy’s ambassador from leaving the country on Thursday and demanded that he explain why his country is refusing to return two Italian marines to stand trial for the killing of two Indian fishermen, according to the Press Trust of India.

14 Mar 2013 - 4:29pm