Sir – The media this week reported the plight of Bahraini trainees at the Oxford Academy of Aviation who have been prevented from completing their pilot training because the Bahraini Government has revoked their sponsorship for political reasons.

Some of these young men are close to completing their pilot training and are now being prevented from doing so.

The academy has justified itself by stating that its contract with the Bahraini Government requires it to stop training if so requested. This is morally unacceptable, given what is happening in Bahrain at the moment.

What is to prevent the academy entering into an individual contract with each of the affected students to help them as far as possible finish their courses.

Terms can be worked out. Where there is a will there is a way.

Paul Harris, Founding chairman, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales