India's Supreme Court orders Italian envoy to stay
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Italy's ambassador to stay in the country for four days amid a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial in New Delhi.
A three-judge bench asked ambassador Daniele Mancini, who had negotiated bail for the marines so they could return home and vote, to explain why the two men would not be returning.
Italy announced on Monday that Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, who face murder charges over the death of two Indian fishermen in Febrary last year, would not return to India.
The Italian ambassador was told he should not leave the country until March 18 which is the next date of a court hearing, an Agence France-Presse reporter inside the court said.