What about THIS prisoner, Tulip?
LABOUR MP Tulip Siddiq has been vocal about the fate of her constituent, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and the human rights abuse she’s suffering at the hands of the Iranian regime. Since Ms Siddiq is so passionate about human rights, why doesn’t she ask her aunt, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, about the fate of British citizen Hasnat Karim? (Ms Siddiq so admires her powerful relative that she accompanied her on a visit to sign an arms deal with Vladimir Putin, later explaining: ‘I wasn’t part of my aunt’s delegation. I went because I don’t get to see her much.’) Mr Karim, a British Bangladeshi businessman, has been detained illegally without charge by the Bangladeshi authorities since July 2016, when he was caught up in a terrorist attack, by militants loyal to Islamic State, on a cafe in Dhaka where he was sitting with his wife and two children. Like Zaghari-Ratcliffe, he is gravely ill and alone, and his family’s pleas for a fair trial have fallen on deaf ears. Forgive me if I’ve missed it, Ms Siddiq, but I don’t hear you speaking out on his behalf.