Philipho Yuan

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Philipho Yuan is a reporter in Yangzhou, China.

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Thousand Day Ordeal for Seaman Guard Ohio Crew

By Philipho Yuan 2016-07-01 19:50:40

On July 7, the crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio will have been held in India for 1,000 days. The Mission to Seafarers and families of the men in the U.K. have called for a parliamentary lobby and supporter rally, following an earlier march held in May. The families are again calling for British MPs across all parties to unite to support the men and for the British people to write to their local MPs and will hand in a...

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Seaman Guard Ohio: "Foreign Mercenaries"

By Philipho Yuan 2016-03-10 16:06:48

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 enforcement authorities in India would have reasonable cause to suspect an alleged merchant ship which looked very much like a war ship, certainly not supposed to be where it was and,...

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Seaman Guard Ohio: A Travesty of Justice?

By Philipho Yuan 2016-03-10 14:33:02

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 international law and in particular, international human rights law, is upheld.  Human Rights at Sea has called for the European Parliament to recognize the desperate plight of, and consequences for, the...

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Seaman Guard Ohio: Who is Paying?

By Philipho Yuan 2016-03-10 14:32:40

On October 12, 2013, the 35 crew and guards on the Seaman Guard Ohio were arrested in India’s territorial waters for possession of illegal arms and environmental pollution. Indian authorities arrested six British nationals, three Ukrainians, fourteen Estonians as well as twelve Indians after they boarded the ship. The men were thrown in jail and ordered to stand trial for crimes against the state. While all charges were eventually dropped in July 2014 by the High Court of India, the...

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