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Support For Aiden Aslin

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In April 2015 a young man, Aiden Aslin left his home and his job in the UK and travelled to Syria. He like so many people had been appalled at the atrocities committed on Innocent people by ISIS. He decided that he wanted to take direct action to help stop the slaughter and genocide that was happening to minorities and groups of people within that region. He felt that he could make a difference. He joined up to The YPG, a Kurdish Force that was and still is, supported by Western Allies. This Kurdish Force is a moderate, compassionate army that have released many from ISIS control and have regained much of the territory taken over by the group. Aiden had no military training, he was a Carer in his hometown of Newark, Nottinghamshire. He also cared about those that he saw suffering and felt impelled to help them. Aiden spent 11 months in The YPG, helping who he could and fighting against Evil. He returned to The UK in February 2016. Not to the hero’s welcome that many people felt that he deserved but to a warrant made for his arrest. On landing at Heathrow Airport and to his embarrassment he was arrested in front of all of the other passengers on that flight. He was not allowed to see either his mother or grandmother who was waiting at the airport for him. He was taken to Nottingham where he was kept for over 30 hours by the Police. His family were misled throughout Aiden’s time in The YPG, they were told by Police Officers that although Aiden would be questioned on his return he would not be arrested. They were also told that they would be supported throughout the proceedings by support officers yet they received misinformation by their local police.

This petition is asking that The UK Government release Aiden from his bail conditions which are hampering his search for employment and lowering his job prospects in The UK.

It also asks that The UK Government reviews The Investigation into Aiden and the treatment of both him and his family during his time abroad and since his return to The UK.


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