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PM will raise case of Connel prisoner Billy

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s visit to India this month could bring ‘fresh hope’ to families campaigning to free Connel man Billy Irving, one of the ‘Chennai Six’ imprisoned in India.

In 2013, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio’s 35-strong crew, which was protecting commercial ships from Somali pirates off the African coast, were arrested for straying into Indian waters with allegedly unlicensed weapons. Last January a judge sentenced all to five years’ in jail, despite their pleas of innocence.

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