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To: Right Honourable Philip Hammond - Foreign Minister
Spare Rob Lawrie from prison
Please speak with your French counterparts about clemency in the case of aid worker Rob Lawrie over trying to reunite four year old Bahar with her family in Leeds.
Why is this important?
Rob Lawrie is facing a jail sentence after attempting to reunite four-year old Bahar, who is living in the refugee camp in Calais, with her family in Yorkshire. He tried to take Bahar to relatives in Leeds after her father pleaded with him to do so, but was caught and arrested at the French border.
The current refugee crisis has affected millions of people and by showing solidarity by helping those in The Jungle, Calais, Rob's life has been changed forever. Knowing that a four year old girl could be reunited with her family just 20 miles from where he lives, where she could be warm, fed and safe meant he took drastic action.
Rob shouldn't be treated as a criminal, but as an ordinary man who trying to do the right thing in extraordinary circumstances.