Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

All We Have Had for Four Years Is Words, Words, Words; Sister Begs Foreign Secretary to Act

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

All We Have Had for Four Years Is Words, Words, Words; Sister Begs Foreign Secretary to Act

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Byline: KEIRAN SOUTHERN Reporter Keiran.Southern@trinitymirror.com@ KeiranSouthern

JAILED Nick Dunn's sister has welcomed Boris Johnson's vow to help bring the Chennai Six home - but called on the Government to follow up their tough words with actions.

Dunn, from Ashington, Northumberland, is one of the group of ex-serviceman who are languishing in a prison in India after being found guilty of weapons charges.

Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson has vowed to "leave no stone unturned" in a bid to bring the men back to the UK.

It comes just days after Prime Minister Theresa May once again raised the men's plight with her counterpart in India, Narendra Modi, at the G20 summit.

Mr Dunn's sister Lisa, also from Ashington, has campaigned for the men's release.

She said: "I am very happy it has been raised and it's interesting Boris Johnson spoke about it just days after Theresa May raised it with the Indian prime minister at the G20 summit.

"But all we have had for four years is words, words and words.

"This is six people's lives, stuck in limbo for nothing. They were just going out to do their jobs. "Hopefully this is the start of more movement and the men can come home."

In the Commons on Tuesday, Conservative former Foreign Office minister Sir Hugo Swire said it is time the exsoldiers were brought home and suggested the Foreign Secretary meets the chief minister in the state where they are being held to find a solution.

Alongside Mr Dunn, the other pris-oners are Billy Irving, from Connel, Argyll and Bute, Ray Tindall from Chester, Paul Towers, from Yorkshire, John Armstrong, from Wigton, Cumbria, and Nicholas Simpson, from Catterick, North Yorkshire.

I am very been raised interesting Boris spoke They were working for US maritime company AdvanFort providing antipiracy protection when their ship, MV Seaman Guard Ohio, LISA which had a crew of 35, was detained and weapons found. …

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