Nov. 24, 2021

Nick Dunn, British citizen and former British Army soldier previously held in India, Part 1 | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nick Dunn, British citizen and former British Army soldier previously held in India, Part 1 | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nick Dunn is a British citizen and a former British Army Parachute Regiment soldier. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving Her Majesty’s Forces, he continued to work in security. In October 2013, Nick worked as an armed security guard aboard his company vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio. He was one of six British former Army soldiers on the vessel. Their mission was to protect the vessel from Somali pirates. A week later, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio was brought into port in Tamil Nadu by the Indian coast guard. 10 crew members and 25 guards including Nick and the other Brits were arrested and placed in prison in Chennai. They were then wrongfully detained in India for the next 4 years. Nick and the other 5 Brits were collectively known as the Chennai 6.

On this week’s episode, we speak to Nick Dunn himself. Nick walks us through his arrest, the false charges, being held in prison, what life in prison was like, being granted bail and thinking he was just 2 days away from coming back home to the UK only to be heartbroken when Nick and the rest of the Chennai 6 were then sentenced to another 5 years in prison.

If you prefer, you can watch the video version of this interview on YouTube.

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