The captain and crew of the South Korean ferry which sank in April this year are due to stand trial on Tuesday.
More than three hundred people died in the disaster and the captain Lee Joon Seok faces the death penalty if convicted.
Relatives of the victims say the captain committed an "unpardonable crime" and demand justice in a trial experts say could last anything from one to six months.
Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Gwangju, South Korea.
Source: Al Jazeera