Paul Simpson has been talking to our correspondent Ben Erlam about his hopes for his brother's release from prison ahead of a meeting with the Foreign Office. David Simpson from Gillamore in North Yorkshire is being held in an African jail on suspicion of murdering eighteen people .
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