23 JUNE 1961, Page 15

SIR.—I have met many of those who have been trying

to obtain the release of the three Bahraini prisoners from the island of St. Helena.

During my visit to Bahrain I discussed the prob- lem with the ruler, his legal adviser and the Minister of Justice. I pleaded that in the event of their return to Bahrain their case should be reviewed with com- passion and mercy.

In an article last week Mr. Bernard Levin dis- missed all this as rather eccentric; but not the prisoners, whose kind telegram I have just received. —Yours faithfully,