December 7, 2017
Michael Polak is a lawyer at Church Court Chambers fighting for the release of a barrister detained in Bangladesh.
While it is laudable for Tulip Siddiq MP to fight for the freedom of a constituent languishing in an Iranian jail, she also has the opportunity and the influence to speak of the plight of individuals abducted by the Bangladeshi government.
Last year the family of Mir Ahmad bin Quasem approached me to press his case.
He is a British-trained Bangladeshi lawyer who was abducted in August 2016 by state security forces.
I have been told that Tulip Siddiq MP, who is also the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s niece, is best placed to speak out and use her influence.
I have written to her office several times but, as yet, with no success.