3 May 2016

3 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

Police stop students who were protesting following the rape and murder of a law student in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said.The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread outrage and nationwide protests demanding an end to the widespread sexual assault and abuse of women across India.
Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said.
The case has drawn comparisons to the deadly 2012 gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus that sparked widespread outrage and nationwide protests demanding an end to the widespread sexual assault and abuse of women across India.

Italy: Hague tribunal OKs marine's return from India for now

In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, Italian marines Salvatore Girone, left, and Massimiliano Latorre, arrive at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi, India. Italy's Foreign Ministry says Monday, May 2, 2016 an international tribunal in The Hague has decided that Salvatore Girone, an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration.
An international tribunal in The Hague has decided that an Italian marine being held in India in the shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates can return home for the duration of arbitration, the Italian foreign ministry said Monday.
The tribunal's decision, approving an Italian request, was expected to be officially announced in The Hague on Tuesday.
India has accused two marines, Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre, of the shootings in 2012 while they were assigned to anti-piracy duties aboard an Italian commercial ship, the Enrica Lexie.