Jail hell of Yorkshire pirate hunters
Dr Amrita Mukherjee, an expert in Indian law, believes the Indian government is flexing its muscles and that if the men can secure an appeal, they have a good chance of winning their freedom.
“There is little in international law in terms of legal protection for this sort of work but it seems surprising that they have been subject to such a harsh punishment,” she says.
“I think they have a good chance of being released given the amount of media interest in the case both here and in India. However, the wheels of justice are known to move slowly in India and it could take time.”
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