By Marcus Hand from Singapore
It could take up to six months for the trial in India of the crew of Seaman Guard Ohio to begin, following a reversal of the judgement a year earlier that they have no charges to answer.
The crew of 25 privately contracted armed security personnel and 10 seafarers has so far been held in India for 625 days without trial. With Supreme Court Judge in Delhi referring the case back to the Magistrate Court in Tuticorin, to go to full trial, The Missions to Seafarers, warned it could take up to six months for the trial to begin, and described it as “grave news” to the men.
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