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It was great to see so many MPs from all over the country turn up to show support for the men #freesgo6

Despite today being 1000 days since the men were detained, we have taken some real positives from it. We held our parliamentary lobby this morning which was very emotional as the families and MPs spoke about ours and the men’s experiences over the last 1000 days. But it was great to see so many MPs […]

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Press release 1 July 2016 ‘Seaman Guard Ohio crew held in India for 1,000 days – lobby of Parliament and delivery of petition called for 7 July’

Press release 1 July 2016 The Mission to Seafarers Immediate release Seaman Guard Ohio crew held in India for 1,000 days – lobby of Parliament and delivery of petition called for 7 July The Mission to Seafarers and families of the British guards of the anti-piracy vessel the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, who have been […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio Families March for Justice

By MarEx 2016-05-04 16:35:20 On Wednesday, families of six Britons imprisoned in the Seaman Guard Ohio affair marched in the streets of Carlisle, England, calling for government action to secure the men’s release. The British nationals are John Armstrong, Billy Irving, Paul Towers, Ray Tindall, Nick Simpson and Nick Dunn; they served as guards on the […]

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‘Innocent’ ex-soldiers must be freed from jail, families urge Government

FRESH pressure will be brought to bear on the Government today in an effort to bring home six British men who have been held in India for two-and-a-half-years. The families of the six, including three from Yorkshire, are urging supporters to join them for a rally in Carlisle ahead of a meeting with Foreign Office […]

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Rally kicks off to highlight plight of imprisoned Seaman Guard Ohio crew Splash247

A rally is set to head through the streets of the northern English city of Carlisle today in support of six British men imprisoned in India. The British families of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew have organised the rally to raise awareness of the plight of their loved ones imprisoned in India. The event is […]

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Jailed Scot’s desperate bid to win move from India and be near his baby son

PRISONER Billy Irvine, 35, is torn between protesting his innocence and staying in jail or pleading guilty to get sent home to Scotland. A PIRATE hunter jailed for five years in India says he is considering pleading guilty so he can serve out the rest of his sentence on Scottish soil. Billy Irving was sentenced […]

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The Way – British families of Seaman Guard Ohio crew call for urgent action

British families of Seaman Guard Ohio crew call for urgent action The British families of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew have called an emergency rally in Carlisle to raise awareness of the plight of their loved ones imprisoned in India. The event is timed to coincide with an important meeting convened with the Foreign and […]

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Liverpool Echo – Family step up campaign to free ex-soldier held in Indian prison on gun-running charge

Family of a Merseyside ex-soldier accused of gun-running in Indian waters have put pressure on the British government to do more to get him released. Paul Towers, originally from Bootle , was one of six British nationals who, along with 29 other seafarers of different nationalities, were arrested by the Indian authorities in October 2013. […]

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Press release Saturday 30 April 2016 Seaman Guard Ohio #FREESGO6 Day 925

Press release Saturday 30 April 2016 Seaman Guard Ohio – #FREESGO6 – Day 925 Rally called in Carlisle 3 May in support of 6 innocent British men wrongfully imprisoned in India Families’ appeal to their supporters to join them as they hold crisis meeting with Foreign and Commonwealth Minister the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP […]

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01:06 Wed 9ᵗʰ March Business Matters : Why Are The Indians Still Holding The Crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio? #freesgo6

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The Maritime Executive – Seaman Guard Ohio: “Foreign Mercenaries”

  By Philipho Yuan 2016-03-09 18:10:16 In an radio interview on BBC World Service news this week, a former Indian seafarer defended his country’s imprisonment of the men on board the armory vessel Seaman Guard Ohio with the defense that soldiers sail on naval ships not merchant ships. He said: “The police and other law […]

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An update from Lisa in India “So that’s the end of my 1st day in Chennai. I’ve had a really long exhausting day that’s not been made any easier by the bail application being rejected”

So that’s the end of my 1st day in Chennai. I’ve had a really long exhausting day that’s not been made any easier by the bail application being rejected. It’s believed by the judge that now that Nick and the lads are convicted prisoners, they are more likely to try to leave the country knowing […]

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Merseyside pirate fighter jailed for gun-running in India launches fresh appeal #freesgo6

Bootle-born Paul Towers was originally cleared of weapons charges before being given a five-year sentence The son of an ex-soldier from Merseyside jailed for gun-running in India has vowed to battle for justice. Paul Towers, originally from Bootle, was arrested in 2013 along with 34 colleagues on board an anti-piracy ship. The men worked on […]

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MP Steps Up Campaign for Release of Anti-Piracy Soldier

John MccrackenDear John, Thank you for you email, which was forwarded to me by my colleague Chris Stephens. I am aware of the terrible ongoing situation faced by Billy Irving and his shipmates and I have been involved in highlighting this case since raising it in parliament shortly after being elected in May. Since then […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Remain Convicts

By MarEx 2016-03-01 15:55:10 The Madras High Court Bench has refused to suspend the five-year sentences imposed on the crew of the anti-piracy vessel Seaman Guard Ohio. The crew consists of six British nationals, 14 Estonians, three Ukranians and 12 Indians. The sentences were imposed by the Thoothukudi Principal Sessions Court on January 11, 2016, […]

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ITV NEWS Former soldiers denied bail in India

A few minutes ago the men – who include Ray Tindall from Hull, Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington, were told the court had rejected their application. The court said the arguments for bail would only be heard during the main appeal hearing, scheduled for June. From May 1-31 the courts are […]

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Madras HC refuses to suspend sentence against US anti-piracy ship crew

Madras HC refuses to suspend sentence against US anti-piracy ship crew L Saravanan | TNN | Feb 29, 2016, 05.17 PM IST MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by 35 crew members of the US anti-piracy ship ‘Seaman Guard Ohio’ seeking to suspend the jail terms […]

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You Can Help Us By Writing To Your MP #freesgo6

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update on #FREESGO6 I’m sorry to tell you it is not good news :-(

Few minutes ago the court has rejected the bail for all the 35 men on the grounds that, all the reasons advanced during the bail arguments has to be decided only during the main appeal. Since the trial court has convicted the men for possessing prohibited arms, at this stage bail cannot be granted. Hence […]

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Thanks to Tyne and Wear’s Bulletin for Airing this Recent Report

Huge thanks to Made in Tyne & Wear’s Bulletin for airing this recent report. I’m currently sitting on the plane about to take off. The plane that will take me to India to see Nick for the first time in exactly 2 years. I’m feeling so many emotions but the one thing I’m keeping in […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio Bail Hearing Verdict Expected Tomorrow #FREESGO6

The situation as was the 23rd February 2016 The hearing is now over and orders have been reserved. No date has been given for the judgement but they will be looking out for the judgement being posted from tomorrow. However, they don’t really know how long it will take for the judgement to be given. […]

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The bail hearing has now been advanced a day to 23rd February

The bail hearing has now been advanced a day to 23rd February (I think it’s the first time during the whole case that we’ve had anything advanced rather than delayed!) The lawyer met all of the men in prison yesterday and said they are doing well but are obviously desperate to be freed on bail […]

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An open letter from the British families of the detained Seaman Guard Ohio men and the Mission to Seafarers

Mission and families Publish Open Letter to the Maritime Security Industry 20-02-2016 #FreeSGO6 campaign Day 855 – Seamen and guards detained and imprisoned for 2 years 4 months and 1 day contrary to international maritime and human rights law From families of the Seaman Guard Ohio British crew and The Mission to Seafarers Signed Lisa […]

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No bail decision for Cumbrian man imprisoned in India

THE wait continues for a Cumbrian man imprisoned in India. A bail hearing took place this morning, where lawyers in Chennai hoped to free the 35 crew members of the Seaman Guard Ohio on bail. Six Britons, including Wigton’s John Armstrong, are among those who were last month convicted of the illegal possession of firearms […]

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The Day of the Bail Hearing 16/02/16 #freesgo6

The day of the bail hearinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me4loJcxxvw Posted by Bring John Home on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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#FREESGO6 Petition update Bail hearing Tuesday 16 February 2016 announced

12 Feb 2016 — Families’ talk of their anguish at five year jail sentences ahead of the bail hearing and seek a second appeal in the High Court The Mission to Seafarers has been speaking with the British families of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew who have been informed today that the bail hearing for the […]

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Families call for ‘nightmare of ex-soldiers in an Indian jail to end’

Families call for ‘nightmare of ex-soldiers in an Indian jail to end’ Read more: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/families-call-for-nightmare-of-ex-soldiers-in-an-indian-jail-to-end-1-7731092#ixzz40ACwfLss The families of the six British ex-soldiers held in India for nearly 850 days are appealing for the public’s help to bring to an end “the utter madness” of their jail hell. Paul Towers, a former member of the Parachute […]

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Seaman Guard Ohio Day 847 families speak to the Mission

Seaman Guard Ohio Day 847 families speak to the Mission 12-02-2016 Families’ talk of their anguish at five year jail sentences ahead of the bail hearing and seek a second appeal in the High Court The Mission to Seafarers has been speaking with the British families of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew who have been […]

Business Matters – Anti-Piracy On The High Seas

  We start with the story of the Seaman Guard Ohio – an anti-piracy ship whose crew is in prison in India. As their legal struggle continues, what does it say about the role of private security firms in keeping our trade routes safe? Joining us on the programme are guests Kimberly Adams of our […]

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Chester resident ‘sleeping on concrete floor’ in Indian prison #FREESGO6

Jailed Ray Tindall from Newton got engaged on New Year’s Eve but was ‘crying down the phone’ A campaign to free six British ex-servicemen – including a Chester resident – from an Indian prison claims the men are sleeping on concrete floors and living 23 to a cell. Ex-Army sniper Ray Tindall, 40, from The […]

Fiancée of Scots pirate hunter trapped in Indian prison accuses the Foreign Office of "failing him" Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/fiance-scots-pirate-hunter-trapped-7325120#g1wOcDtmTVcTv53b.99

Fiancée of Scots pirate hunter trapped in Indian prison accuses the Foreign Office of “failing him”

BILLY Irving’s partner Yvonne MacHugh said: “They have no compassion whatsoever and I feel like I’m a burden to them. THE partner of a pirate hunter jailed for five years in India claims he has been abandoned in his hell-hole prison cell by the Foreign Office. Former Para Billy Irving, from Connel, Argyll, was sentenced […]

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After our meeting with the men #FREESGO6

After our meeting with the men #FREESGO6

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3 February 2016 India Update #freesgo6

3 February 2016 India Update #freesgo6

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3 February 2016 Update from Yvonne and Joanne #FreeSGO6

3 February 2016 Update from Yvonne and Joanne #FreeSGO6

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Permission letters before our first visit to prison

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A Lancashire woman has told of her devastation after her fiance was sentenced to five years imprisonment in India – That’s Lancashire

Published on 28 Jan 2016 A Lancashire woman has told of her devastation after her fiance was sentenced to five years imprisonment in India. Former soldier Ray Tindall was one of six British soldiers and 29 others from Estonia, Ukraine and India who were arrested onboard the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, an anti-pirate ship working […]

The 14 Estonian ship guards sentenced to five years in prison in India on January 11 have decided to appeal the decision, Estonian Ambassador to India Vilja Lubi told ERR.

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1/27/2016 3:26 PM Category: International The 14 Estonian ship guards sentenced to five years in prison in India on January 11 have decided to appeal the decision, Estonian Ambassador to India Vilja Lubi told ERR. According to Lubi, the Estonian seamen appealed the decision to Madurai court. The court will take its time to review […]

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Yvonne and Joanne in India Part 2 #FreeSGO6

Yvonne and Joanne in India Part2 #FreeSGO6

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Yvonne and Joanne are heading out to try and see their partner and brother – Billy Irving and John Armstrong – who have been sent to jail in Indian #FreeSGO6

Yvonne and Joanne are heading out to try and see their partner and brother – Billy Irving and John Armstrong – who have been sent to jail in Indian #FreeSGO6

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The Verdict 16 Jan 2016 – 5 Years in an Indian Jail #FREESGO6

16 Jan 2016 — Many of you will now be aware that on Monday 11th of January we received the news that not one single person involved in this case could have predicted or even imaged. All 35 men on board the Seaman Guard Ohio were found Guilty. All 35 men were given the same […]

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The Maritime Executive – Seaman Guard Ohio: A Travesty of Justice?

By Philipho Yuan 2016-01-14 15:52:36 The continuing case of the incarceration of the 35 crew and private maritime security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio has now gained the attention of the European Parliament. The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has called for continued and exhaustive efforts by the European Parliament to ensure that […]

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Call for help: Families of imprisoned Estonian anti-piracy guards address the president and PM

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Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Found Guilty in India

Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Found Guilty in India 11-01-2016 Statement from The Mission to Seafarers The Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Found Guilty This morning we have heard from families of the crew of the guilty verdict in the case of the Seaman Guard Ohio. 35 crewmen including 6 British nationals have been sentenced to 5 […]

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India: Crew of US anti-piracy ship receive jail sentences

Published on 11 Jan 2016 Thirty-five crew members of the US anti-piracy ship ‘MV Seaman Guard Ohio’ were convicted in the district court of the port city of Thoothukudi, southern India, on Monday. The crew were convicted of violating international maritime border rules after making an alleged unauthorised entrance into Indian waters. Weapons and ammunition […]

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Legal News: AdvantFort And The MV Seaman Guard Ohio Incident

In 2013, one of AdvanFort’s vessels, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, was transporting its security guards between missions when it was boarded by Indian Police and its crew arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing weapons and illegally taking on fuel. Two years on and the men, who have spent months in Indian jails and been […]

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MM&P Chief of Staff Talks to BBC About the Case of the Seaman Guard Ohio

Published on 24 Sep 2015 MM&P Chief of Staff Klaus Luhta was interviewed by the BBC for a report on the Seaman Guard Ohio. Crewmembers who were aboard the ship are being held for trial in India two years after the vessel was taken into custody by the authorities. Luhta says AdvanFort, the company that […]

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The Conditions Inside an Indian Jail #freesgo6

Inside 5 Of India’s Deadliest Prisons | Frank Tv Published on 22 Sep 2015 In Henan Province, in central China, millions of people have been tuning in every week to watch an extraordinary talk show called Interviews Before Execution, in which a er interviews murderers condemned to death. The show ran for just over five […]

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ITV Calendar 290715 – Seaman Guard Ohio

Published on 30 Jul 2015 Local news programme for the Yorkshire area detailing the plight of the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio.

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MV Seaman Guard Ohio : Arms ship owner speaks out, says ‘Coastguards framed ship crew’

Published on 23 Oct 2013 The US based owner of the ship which was detained by the Tamil Nadu cops, speaks out and blames the coastguard for framing them up and the arrest of all the 35 crew members was inappropriate.

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MV Seaman Guard Ohio – India police arrest crew of US ship