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Chennai Six film: Cumbrian man's Indian prison plight

Photo: The Chennai 6

Campaigners have made a video calling for the release of six British men jailed in India.

John Armstrong from Wigton, is one of the men who was working on an anti-piracy vessel in Indian waters in October 2013.

The six were arrested on illegal weapons charges and have been trapped in the country for nearly four years.

His sister, Joanne Thomlinson, has been pushing to free him and helped produce this video, urging his release:

The men were working for US maritime company AdvanFort providing anti-piracy protection when their ship, MV Seaman Guard Ohio, which had a crew of 35, was detained and weapons found.

They were arrested in October 2013 on illegal weapons charges, which were dropped in the following months, but an appeal followed from the Indian authorities and the men were later convicted and sentenced to five years in jail.

The case has been branded a miscarriage of justice while Prime Minister Theresa May raised their plight with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a recent G20 summit.