Politics


Death row campaigners return

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: July 23, 2010 Campaigners have returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after flying out to support the legal battle of a group of Indian men on death row. A delegation from Leicester travelled to the Middle East last week to attend an appeal court hearing of 17 men convicted of murdering a Pakistani worker in a fight. The party representing Sharjah Prisoners Justice Group included city councillor Parmjit Singh Gill, Sital Singh Gill, the general secretary of Leicester Indian Workers Association and elder Kashmir Singh. The defendants, aged 21 to 25, were arrested […]


UK team in UAE to support detained Indians

A group of Leicester-based human rights campaigners has flown to the UAE to support 17 Indians who have been sentenced to death for killing a Pakistani man. The delegation from Sharjah Prisoners Justice Group has travelled to the Middle East state to attend an appeal court hearing for the 17 men in Dubai on Wednesday. The men – all immigrants to the UAE from Punjab –were arrested following a fight in Sharjah in January last year in which a Pakistani man was killed. They were tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Campaigners are concerned they did not get a fair […]


Campaigners fly to aid of 17 Indians facing death penalty

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: July 14, 2010 Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of Leicestershire Indian Workers’ Association Campaigners have flown to the United Arab Emirates to support a group of Indian men who have been sentenced to death. A delegation from Leicester-based Sharjah Prisoners Justice Group has travelled to the Middle East state to attend an appeal court hearing for the 17 men in Dubai today. The men – all immigrants to the UAE from India’s Punjab region – were arrested following a fight in Sharjah in January last year in which a Pakistani man was killed. They […]


17 facing death ‘must be saved’

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: June 09, 2010 A campaign group has been launched to save 17 Indian nationals sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates. The Sharjah Prisoners’ Justice Group was launched in Leicester by the Indian Workers’ Association after 17 migrant workers were sentenced to death last March. The men, all from Punjab and aged 21 to 25, were arrested in January 2009, after a Pakistani man was killed and three more were injured during a fight in the Emirate of Sharjah. The campaign group aims to provide financial support to the 17 men and call […]


Meeting to campaign for justice

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: June 04, 2010 More than 200 people are expected to attend a public meeting taking place as part of a “campaign for justice” for 17 Indian men facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of the Leicestershire Indian Workers’ Association, is urging supporters to attend the event, which will take place at the Guru Tegh Bhadur Gurdwara tonight. He said more than 5,000 people in Leicestershire have already signed a petition against the sentence. Speakers at the meeting tonight will include Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, […]