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Ratcliffe criticises Government for taking ‘long time’ over jailed Sikh blogger

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has criticised the Government for taking a “very long time” to resolve the case of a Scottish Sikh blogger who has been jailed in India for five years.

Jagtar Singh Johal from Dumbarton was in Punjab in northern India for his wedding in 2017 when his family say he was arrested and bundled into an unmarked car.

He said he has been tortured, including through electric shocks, and faces the death penalty over his activism and campaigning for Sikh human rights.

MI5 and MI6 have since been accused of supplying information that led to Mr Johal’s abduction and torture.

Dozens of protesters gathered opposite Downing Street on Thursday, exactly five years since Mr Johal – known as Jaggi – was arrested.

Read the full story in the Evening Standard.