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

  • FILE – 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. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    FILE – 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. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -  In this Friday, May 25, 2012 file photo Italian marine Salvatore Girone, looks out of the window of a vehicle as he is shifted with fellow Marine, Massimiliano Latorre, right, to a different prison in 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. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, May 25, 2012 file photo Italian marine Salvatore Girone, looks out of the window of a vehicle as he is shifted with fellow Marine, Massimiliano Latorre, right, to a different prison in 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. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian motorist drives past the Italian embassy in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2016. Italy's Foreign Ministry says 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.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    An Indian motorist drives past the Italian embassy in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2016. Italy's Foreign Ministry says 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.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)  (The Associated Press)

Italy's Foreign Ministry says 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.

India has accused Salvatore Girone and fellow marine Massimiliano Latorre of the shootings in 2012 while they were assigned to anti-piracy duties aboard an Italian commercial ship. Italy contends the incident occurred in international waters and disputes India's claim to jurisdiction.

Latorre is currently in Italy for medical reasons following a stroke.

The ministry said Monday "the conditions of (Girone's) return will be agreed upon by Italy and India."

The international arbitration could last years. Italy says it's counting on "a constructive attitude by India."