India’s top court Thursday allowed an Italian marine accused of killing two fishermen to return home pending a ruling on where he should be tried in a long-running case that has soured ties between the two countries.
Salvatore Girone and fellow marine Massimiliano Latorre are accused of shooting the fishermen while protecting an Italian oil tanker as part of an anti-piracy mission off India’s southern Kerala coast in 2012.
Latorre was allowed to travel back to Italy in 2014 for treatment after suffering a stroke.
But Girone has been barred from leaving India pending the resolution of a dispute between New Delhi and Rome over who has jurisdiction in the case.
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