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Nicola Sturgeon insists Dominic Raab meet jailed Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal’s family

Nicola Sturgeon has called on the foreign secretary to meet the family of a man held in prison in India for four years under anti-terror laws.

Jagtar Singh Johal is accused of conspiring to murder a number of right-wing Hindu leaders. Johal, a Sikh from Dumbarton, has previously said via his lawyer he had been “falsely implicated” and tortured into making a confession. The BBC reported last night that the first minister said she was concerned about his detention without trial.

In her letter to Dominic Raab, she also raised allegations of torture and mistreatment of Johal while in custody in Delhi. Read the full story in The Times.