Monday, March 26, 2007

Daniel Robinson will spend two more months in jail

English Long Rider Daniel Robinson has spent the last 6 months imprisoned near the India-China border. Finally, after many rescheduled attempts, his appeal was finally heard by a judge on March 20th. According to Justina, his daughter, the lawyers argued the case very successfully in front of a packed courthouse while the prosecution asked for a 10-year sentence.

The appeal reconvened on March 24th, with the judge ruling that Daniel will spend another 2 months in jail before being released. Hopefully, he will be able to take back custody of his two horses at that time. I've also pulled an email from the freedan website regarding these horses:

22nd March: email received from India about Dan's Horses

Dear Sir,
This is in reference to the news item published in TOI, New Delhi edition titled Journey to China ends in Indian jail dated:March 21,2007.

Mr Robinson, a British citizen wandered into Indian territory at Lapthal checkpost of ITBP with two equids in October, 2006.Both equids were immediatly taken into the custody a veterinarian Dr TAKE CHAN, posted at Joshimath and jointly examined by Dr N S Negi, Civil Veterinary Officer, Joshimath. As per the provisions of the livestock importation act,1898 were not allowed to mixed up with local equids.

The equids are healthy and still in the custody of ITBP.Mr Robinson was equally worried for wellbeing of his animals and during trail of the case inquired where about of his animals.
Mr Robinson is true animal lover and diserve mercy during trail.

(Dr Prem Shanker Yadav)
Chief Veterinary Officer,
Gopeswar, Chamoli(Uttarakhand)

If you haven't been following Dan's case, you can see more information at the Outfitters Supply website.

1 comment:

Kevin C. Paulson said...

Really great blog you have going here! I think we have met at some point, I attend all of the RMEF Conventions and will for the next several years. I dropped a link up on my blog and will add both of your sites up on my blog link list!