Hostage on Dubai ship seized by pirates dies
Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 04:05 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Azal Shipping declined repeated requests to comment. The families have repeatedly petitioned top Indian authorities for help. They said they have pressured Azal Shipping to resume negotiations, but had not received replies. They sought an audience with the prime minister Manmohan Singh and sent letters to him and the Indian President Pratibha Patil as well as other officials. "We haven't got any response from the Indian government. Nobody is helping us. We are almost hopeless," said Sunita Tiwari, whose brother Dheeraj, 25, is on the MV Iceberg I.