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Italian marines won’t face death penalty

In an U-turn in Kerala fishermen killing case, the Union home ministry on Friday asked NIA to dilute the charges against the two accused Italian marines from murder to violence, thus sparing them from the possibility of getting death penalty.

Revising its earlier decision, the home ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the Italian marines under the new provision of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against safety of Maritime Navigation And Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act (SUA).
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