Italian Marine can go back to Italy, says Supreme Court

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New Delhi, May 26: The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 26 allowed Italian Marine Salvatore Girone to return home. He is one of the marines accused of murdering two fishermen along the Kerala coast in 2012. The Supreme Court allowed his return home subject to conditions.

When the matter came up for hearing, the centre was asked for its opinion. The centre did not object to his plea on humanitarian grounds.

File photo of Italian marine Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, in Kochi in March 2012.

The Supreme Court had agreed to hear the plea by Italian Marine Salvatore Girone. He had sought relaxation of bail conditions enabling him to return to Italy. Girone and Massimiliano Latorre are facing charges of murdering two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012.

On May 2 the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague recommended that the bail conditions of Girone be relaxed. It had stated that he is under the Indian authority and hence the Supreme Court of India should exercise its jurisdiction over him.

Further the tribunal had also ordered that Italy and India move the Supreme Court for relaxation of bail conditions.

It had also observed that Girone report to an Italian authority designated by the Supreme Court of India and he should also surrender his passport and be prohibited from leaving Italy unless the Supreme Court of India grants him permission.

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