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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn throws weight behind return of Sikh refugee to the UK

January 19, 2016 | By

London, UK: It has been more than one month since Paramjeet Singh was arrested and imprisoned in Portugal while India are preparing their case for extradition.

Bhai Amrik Singh Gill, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: “Following the exception lobby many are now of the strong view that the Indian authorities stand virtually no chance of securing the extradition of Paramjeet Singh irrespective of the lies India present to the Portuguese courts on 26 January.”

Parmjeet Singh Pamma in Police custody

Parmjeet Singh Pamma in Police custody | File Photo

“Not only is the Labour Leader backing his safe return to the UK, but we have it on good sources the UK and Portuguese governments have already discussed the situation and will block his extradition as the Indian judicial system can not be trusted.”

“The Indian authorities have gone to a lot of trouble to try and get Paramjeet Singh through the back door, but politicians in Britain and Portugal have in effect confirmed they will not let this happen.”

“India should cut its losses and drop extradition proceedings and let Paramjeet Singh return to the UK and be united with his wife and children.”

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Letter of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party:

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