Nikolai Dashkevich. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia has decided to hire a New Indian lawyer for protection of the interests held for more than a year in India 14 Estonian Residents from the ship Seaman Guard Ohio yesterday session of the Supreme court of that state, has informed on Tuesday, the Estonian television.
The ship Seaman Guard Ohio, which followed under the flag of Sierra Leone and owned by an American organization AdvanFort, was detained by the Indian authorities in October 2013. The crew and the protection of the vessel from the pirates consist of 35 people, in which citizens of India, the UK, Ukraine, and 14 Residents of Estonia. Those arrested were charged with illegal possession of arms and ammunition, and likewise the illegal purchase of fuel.
in July last year the court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu dismissed the case on the criminal code and was cleared of all charges regarding the members of the crew and guards of the vessel, but they are until now not have the opportunity to return home, since the court's decision was appealed to the Supreme court of India. The state government of Tamil Nadu has banned the Estonian citizens to leave the country before it will start proceedings in the Supreme court.
"New lawyer Estonian guards call Ariama Sundaram previously in India he represented the desire of many famous people and organizations in matters of commercial law and public law. In addition, he acted as a representative in court cases related to the media. The first meeting of the Supreme court is obliged to place on the 10th of April, and have an attorney present at this meeting may be of crucial importance ", - is informed in the report.