Second man held over people found in Tilbury Docks container

A second man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the death of a man and discovery of 34 other immigrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police said.

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Persecution of Afghan Sikhs 'ignored'

The discovery of people believed to be Afghan Sikhs in a shipping container in Essex highlights the persecution faced by the minority, a British Sikh group has said.

Bhai Amrik Singh, chair of the Sikh Federation (UK), said

It is a disgrace the persecution of the tiny minority of Sikhs from Afghanistan has largely been ignored and it takes an incident like this to remind us all that they are also being exploited by human traffickers.

– Bhai Amrik Singh

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