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Scandalous that Billy is still in jail

IT IS outrageous that Connel man Billy Irving is still incarcerated in a prison in India.

Billy, as many readers will know, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of firearms when their piracy protection vessel strayed into India waters.

What some may have overlooked is that his arrest was way back in 2013, yet Billy remains stuck in the nightmare of a Chennai jail. The Indian criminal justice system saw fit to drop the charges at one point but then reinstated them and Billy and his crew mates were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment back in January this year.

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