Thursday, 6 March 2014

6 former soldiers in Indian prisons


Stephen --
As people who have signed my petition to free the six ex-soldiers from prison in India, I have news -- there is a glimmer of hope and I need your help again. 
I returned from India after what was one of the hardest and emotional trips I have ever had to make. The men had all lost a considerable amount of weight, they looked exhausted and had lost a lot of hope of ever being released, their morale is at an all time low. With very little communication from lawyers and the company, they have no idea what is going on with their case.
An Indian security advisor has publicly stated that if our Government provide the assurances that the court needs, they will be released [1]. We are pleading with the British Government to stand up for the men and provide them with this assurance. This is in our Government’s hands. 
They can no longer be used as a scapegoat in this case. The men have a bail hearing tomorrow which we are all apprehensive about. We need to act together now -- with the backing of the British Government we can get our boys back.
Please tweet at Foreign Secretary William Hague - whose constituent is one of the six men in prison - to stand surety for these men, and return them home to their families where they belong.
Thank you for your support.
Yvonne