CAPTIVE Aiden Aslin was ordered to call government agencies, including the DVLA, to lobby for a prisoner swap.
Aiden, 28, laughed as he recounted how Vladimir Putin’s thugs demanded that he call the driver and vehicle registration agency.
He told The Sun: “You couldn’t make it up. They got me calling every single government agency, including the DVLA and the Environment Agency.
“I told them that a call center agent who issues driver’s licenses would not be able to contact Boris Johnson on their behalf.
“But they would have none of it.”
He and fellow countryman Shaun Pinner, 48, were also ordered to call The Sun seven times. Each time we refused to tell a story.
Shaun said: “Over time, our value to them has diminished and that’s thanks to the folks at The Sun.”
They warned over a satellite phone that they could face the death penalty if the demands of the Kremlin’s henchmen who are holding them were not met.
Shaun told The Sun he faces 20 years in prison or death after being accused of being an “illegal combatant”.
He added, “We’re scared.”
They wanted him to call Sun on Sunday columnist Karen Brady, the vice-chairman of his West Ham team, to get her to put pressure on the government.
Shaun added, “Desperate men do desperate things.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6300791/captured-brits-putin-prisoner-exchange/ Captured Brits have been ordered by Vladimir Putin’s thugs to call government agencies for a prisoner swap