Filmmakers disturbed 852 victims' "grave site”
One of the 20th century's biggest maritime tragedies, the Estonia sunk in 1994, killing 852 people.
Sweden, Estonia, and Finland decided not to salvage the wreck and made it unlawful to touch it in 1995.
unlawful However, the court found that they were immune to prosecution since their ship
was flying the flag of Germany and they were in international seas at the time
Germany is the only major industrialised country that has not joined the-deal that was reached in 1995.
Although the filmmaker are Swedish, an appeals court in
Gothenburg ruled that "Estonia Law" did apply and remanded the case for a new trial.
The lower court, according to Judge Goran Lundahl's Monday ruling,
"took into consideration that the wreck represents a cemetery site