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Senior lawyers warn Jagtar Singh Johal cannot receive a fair trial

On the sixth anniversary of Jagtar Singh Johal’s detention, three senior lawyers have asked Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad to retract his comments stating that the Sikh human rights activist will receive a fair trial, reports The Guardian.

In 2017 Jagtar was bundled into a car by plain clothes officers and tortured, according to Reprieve, which says UK intelligence services appear to have given a tip-off to Indian authorities, which they acted upon.

In a letter to Lord Ahmad, Ken MacDonald KC, Elish Angiolini KC, and Jim Wallace KC wrote: “There is no possibility of due process in Jagtar’s case, which is based around a so-called confession obtained under days of brutal torture.”