When I was in Manchester, UK last weekend to cover the premiere of Tommy Robinson's documentary Panodrama, two women in the crowd approached me, saying that they'd been hoping to find me at this event.
It turns out they wanted to talk to me about a news story that I'd been following:
That of Aidan James, who'd left the UK to join Kurdish forces in their fight against ISIS in Syria. When James returned home, thought, he was arrested and charged with "terror offences."
It sounds crazy, but it's true. And according to these two women — Aidan's girlfriend Yvonne, and his mother Tracey — the conditions under which he is being detained sound draconian.
They claim he is not allowed to receive visitors, letters or even his medication.
When I asked why their visits were being blocked, Aidan told me the prison's excuse was they'd "lost the paperwork."
I believe, and the two women agree with me, that Aidan's arrest was motivated by an attempt by authorities to look "fair;" by charging non-Muslims with terror offences, they can claim that they aren't singling out that particular group.
Aidan James' two-week trial is set to begin at the Old Bailey in London on April 1.
I'll keep you updated on this disturbing case.