Petition started for arrested Sheffield man

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Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for the safe return of a Sheffield community leader imprisoned in Bangladesh.

More than 400 people have signed the online petition calling for the British government to investigate the arrest of Mojid Khan, from Darnall.

Mr Khan, who is chairman of Sheffield Bangladesh Citizens’ Neighbourhood Welfare Project, was arrested on April 27 in Bangladesh with two other British nationals in connection with a luxury hotel they had invested in.

He was among 120 British Bangladeshis who invested in the Dhaka Regency Hotel in Bangladesh.

He had been travelling frequently to Bangladesh in the past 18 months with other investors concerned they were not receiving money back from their investment.

He was in Bangladesh in mid-April as legal proceedings took place against the hotel directors. But the group was arrested following allegations made by one of the hotel’s directors.

His family fear the 47-year-old father-of-two may be tortured in prison after being charged with offences including extortion and car fraud.

His brother-in-law Saleem Khandaker said Mr Khan is struggling being in prison and not knowing when he will stand trial.

To view the petition, visit www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-cameron-clive-betts-assist-in-the-safe-return-of-community-leader-mojid-khan.