Sunday, February 26, 2006

Surya will be back home soon
Baglung, Feb 26 -Surya Bahadur Nepali, 35, who was imprisoned for 15 years in a Pakistani jail for no fault of his, has finally been released, a Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) official in Baglung said Saturday.

According to Jagdish Chandra Upadhyaya, vice president of NRCS Baglung, Surya is returning home "soon".

"The Royal Nepalese Embassy in Pakistan confirmed to us by phone that Surya is out of jail," he said.

The NRCS sought his release, and the embassy has prepared the necessary travel documents for his return to Nepal.Pakistani lawyer Amir Khan had helped with the court case free of charge. Surya was traveling home from the UAE 16 years ago when the Pakistani authorities nabbed him at the airport and then confined him in prison all these years.

Members of Surya's family are all smiles after weeping all these years. News of his homecoming has filled everyone with great ecstasy. The family had suffered untold hardships to trace his whereabouts.

Surya's passport and other documents were stolen at the airport while he was out for lunch. After that he was unjustly arrested.

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