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Criminalisation of seafarers is troubling

The case of 35 seamen, freed after a jail term and rounds of appeals in India, highlights the risks mariners take when doing their everyday jobs

LAST week, there was some very welcome news. Thirty-five men serving five-year prison sentences in India, upon their conviction on arms-smuggling charges, were acquitted by an appeals court nearly two years into their sentences, and then freed.

The six Britons, three Ukrainians, 14...

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