The ongoing battle of Italian marines

On February 12, 2012, two Italian Marines Latorre Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone fatally shot two Indian fishermen from the Enrica Lexie (in picture). The incident is reported to have taken place in international waters. Photo: AP
The marines were brought ashore by Kerala Police on February 19, 2012. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Consul General of Italy in Mumbai Giampaolo Cutillo (left), with other Italian officials Admiral Franco Faure (center) and Admiral Alessandno Piroli (third left) address the media with Kochi Commissioner of Police Ajith Kumar (right) in Kochi. Photo: AP
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The marines were produced in a court in Kollam on March 19, 2012, the Chief Judicial Magistrate extended the judicial custody of Marines till April 2. PTI Photo
The Marines meet their family members at the central prison in Thiruvananthapuram on April 20, 2012. The family members are Girone's father Michele Girone, right, wife Giovanna Ardito, third right, mother Maria Ferrara, center, Latorre's sister Franca Latorre, third left, and nephew Christian D'Addario, second left. Italy agreed to pay nearly US$200,000 to each of the families of two dead fishermen. AP Photo
The Marines being taken to Borstal school in Kochi. PTI Photo
Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paolo talks to journalists after meeting detained marines in Kochi on December 16, 2012. AP Photo
The Italian Marines alongwith Giampaolo Cutillo, Italian Consul General in India and Massimiliano Latorre (right) arriving at the Cochin International Airport on January 4, 2013. Photo: H.Vibhu
Left Party MPs from Kerala led by P. Karunakaran outside Parliament House after meeting the Prime Minister in connection with the Italian Marines issue, in New Delhi on March 12, 2013. Photo: V. Sudershan

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