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Indian court OKs extended medical leave for Italian marine

Indian court OKs extended leave for Italian marine detained over 2012 shooting of 2 fishermen

Indian court OKs extended medical leave for Italian marine

NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's top court has granted an Italian marine's request for extended medical leave before he and a fellow marine face charges over the 2012 shooting of two Indian fishermen.

Massimiliano Latorre had asked the Supreme Court to allow him to stay longer in Italy after he suffered a stroke while detained in India and was allowed to go home for medical treatment. The court on Wednesday approved a three-month extension.

Latorre and Salvatore Girone are expected to be charged in the killing of two fishermen, when the marines were assigned to anti-piracy duty aboard an Italian cargo ship off India's southwestern coast.

The case has sparked a diplomatic uproar between India and Italy, which has also said the fishermen were mistaken for pirates.


Updated : 2021-09-16 23:42 GMT+08:00