British Sikh 'tortured' in India after arrest must be freed, say MPs


Nearly 140 parliamentarians warn trumped-up charges could result in death penalty for Jagtar Singh Johal

Nearly 140 MPs and peers have written to Dominic Raab urging him to do more to secure the release of a young Sikh man facing the death penalty in India after a confession allegedly extracted under torture.

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The letter calls on the foreign secretary to accept that Jagtar Singh Johal is being detained arbitrarily, and says at least three of the charges levelled against him carried the death penalty.

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