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British murder victim's brother disheartened

The brother of Khuram Shaikh, the British man murdered in Sri Lanka on Christmas day last year has spoken out about the lack of action with the case.

Nasser Shaikh told BBC Breakfast that the stalled case was "disheartening" and "gives out the wrong message".

Matt Baker, parliamentary aide for Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, who has taken up the case said:

"There is some concern that political interference is playing a part, particularly as one of the suspects is a prominent politician with ties to the president."

"One year on from the murder all the suspects have been released on bail, no charges have been brought, the politician has been reinstated back into the ruling party and there is no trial on the horizon,"

See here for full report on BBC News.

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