5 JULY 1986, Page 24

Roger Cooper

Sir: Since November 1985, Roger Cooper, a frequent contributor to your pages, has been held in jail by the Iranian authorities. No charges have been brought, his exact whereabouts are unknown and consular access has been denied. Food parcels have been sent back.

This alarming state of affairs could, of course, continue indefinitely. Could I please appeal, through your pages, to the Foreign Office, Amnesty International and others to see if some pressure cannot be exerted to secure Roger's release.

Anthony Axon

The Dell, Freckenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk