Family fear for Sheffield man locked up in Bangladesh

Relatives of a man from Sheffield say they fear he could be tortured while locked up in a prison in Bangladesh accused of crimes his family insist he did not commit.

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Family to canvass support over relative held in Bangledesh prison

Mojid Khan who is locked up in a Bangledesh Prison

Relatives of a man from Sheffield who is locked up in a prison in Bangledesh, are taking to the streets of Sheffield to try to gather support calling for his release.

Mojid Khan had travelled there after investing in a hotel but has now been accused of a series of crimes his family insist he did not commit.

Now they fear he could be tortured and have started a petition to try to persuade the government to step in and get him released.

Watch: Petition started over plight of Sheffield man

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Amnesty International admit torture in Bangladesh is widespread

Amnesty International admit they fear a Sheffield man could be subjected to torture while being held on remand in a prison in Bangladesh. Mojid Khan is being held there accused of crimes including carjacking and violence which he insists are false allegations.

We can’t be sure of Mojid Khan’s exact predicament, but there’s no doubt that torture in Bangladesh is extremely widespread and those in detention are particularly at risk. Given the serious allegations that Mr Khan faces, the risk of ill-treatment is likely to be increased.

– Amnesty International UK Stop Torture campaign manager Tom Davies

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