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MiD DAY's campaign for Captain Sunil James' release


Captain Sunil James with wife Aditi

Mumbai family waits for sailor languishing in Togo prison
Police in the tiny African nation arrested Captain Sunil James last month after his ship was attacked by pirates. His distraught wife Aditi speaks of his ordeal. Read more...

Ship free to set sail, but Indian captain, crew still behind bars in Togo
While naval authorities in Togo released the vessel MT Ocean Centurion that they had detained after it was involved in a pirate attack, the fate of the ship's captain Sunil James and two other imprisoned crewmembers remains uncertain. Read more...

Family awaits jailed Mumbai sailor's return to lay baby to rest
Tragedy strikes the family of Sunil James the sailor languishing in a Togo prison after pirates captured his ship as his son Vivaan succumbs to illness just days short of his first birthday. Relatives refuse to perform his last rites until his father returns home. Read more...

Efforts on for release of Indian ship captain jailed in Togo
Efforts are on to secure the release of an Indian sailor jailed in Togo whose family eagerly awaits his return for performing the last rites of his 11-month-old son who died earlier this week, Union Minister of State for Shipping Miland Deora said today. Read more...

Lawyers try to secure grieving father's release in Togo court
Even as his family members despaired back home, lawyers representing sailor Sunil James detained in Togo deliberated in court for long hours in a last-ditch attempt to secure him a trip to Mumbai to perform the last rites for his son. Read more...

Will not work under pressure: Togo judge
Even as Captain Sunil James' family awaits his return to carry out his son's last rites, Togo judge announces that he "does not appreciate the intrusion". Meanwhile, James brother-in-law, who recently visited the prison recounts its terrible details. Read more...

I want to see my son before I die, says mother of Mumbai sailor jailed in Togo
75-year-old Anamma James, mother of sailor Sunil James, is reeling from the untimely demise of her grandson, as the family endures a painful wait for his return. Read more...

Jailed sailor Sunil James' family meets Prime Minister
The family members of merchant navy captain Sunil James, jailed in Togo, today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his early release to conduct the last rites of his 11-month-old son who died recently. Read more...

Sailor's family to meet PM, Rahul Gandhi today
MP Sanjay Nirupam will escort the wife, sister and brother-in-law of incarcerated Captain Sunil James to Manmohan Singh's office in Delhi. Read more...

On dead son's first birthday, sailor's fate still uncertain
The court in Togo heard the final argument in the case, but deferred its judgment for two more days. Read more...

Togo sailor tragedy: Auxiliary bishop visits family, promises to approach Ghana bishop
Sunil's infant's body, meanwhile, is still lying in the Cooper Hospital morgue. Read more...

Togo sailor tragedy: Infant's body moved out of Cooper Hospital morgue, last rites soon
Vivaan's body has been shifted to a private centre; his family is planning to conduct the infant's last rites without Sunil James, as they are yet to receive any word from the Togo government. Read more...

Indian sailor Captain Sunil James released
Captain Sunil James, who was languishing in a jail in Togo since July, released. Read more...

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