EU warns India over bar on Italian ambassador
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - India would be breaking international law if it stops Italy's ambassador from leaving the country in a dispute over two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen, the European Union said on Tuesday.
The statement was the bloc's most forceful intervention yet in the festering dispute over the marines which has soured relations between India and EU member Italy.
India's top court last week temporarily barred the envoy, Mr Daniele Mancini, from leaving after Rome refused to send the marines back to India to face trial following a home visit.
The marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a security team protecting a tanker from pirates, are accused of shooting the two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February last year.