Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has once again been asked to intervene in the case of whistleblower Jonathan Taylor – currently being held against his will in Croatia where he has been since July last year.
Mr Taylor blew the whistle on corporate corruption and bribery in the oil and gas industry worth over $275million. He has provided evidence about his former employer – SBM Offshore – to the Serious Fraud Office in the UK and other prosecutors around the world. His evidence led to SBM being fined $827 million by the US, Dutch, and Brazilian authorities, while former SBM executives have also been prosecuted.
Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Andrew Mitchell MP and David Davis MP, have jointly signed the letter to Dominic Raab saying: ‘Considering your track record as a staunch defender of human rights, we urge you to once more do the right thing and to take a stand against this wrongdoing. Failure to do so would send a terrible message to any future whistleblower that is wondering how and whether to lift the lid on corruption.’