Item 1 - Telegram from Edwin Montagu to Lord Reading

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MONT II/A/3/12/1


Telegram from Edwin Montagu to Lord Reading


  • 3 Nov. 1921 (Creation)

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He notes that the Ali brothers have been sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment and queries whether such sentences are appropriate for political misdemeanants, since such prisoners need more rigorous separation from the outside world than ordinary prisoners but, in other respects, lighter treatment. Suggest they should be treated as ‘first-class political misdemeanants’.

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