Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for the prime minister to officially request the release of a man who has been detained in India for more than four years.
Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, was arrested in Punjab in November 2017 while celebrating his wedding. A UN Working Group said his detention on terror offences was “arbitrary” and he should be released immediately.
Sir Keir said Labour would offer cross-party support to secure Mr Johal’s release.
Mr Johal’s brother Gurpreet Singh Johal, who was recently elected as a Labour councillor, said: “This intervention from Keir is highly crucial, coming from a former public prosecutor adds more weight.”
He added: “It’s time for the UK government to bring Jagtar home where he belongs.” Read the full story on BBC News.