UAE. FORMER INMATE SAVES TWO FRIENDS FROM DEATH ROW
May 30, 2008: an Indian and a Sri Lankan were saved from death row in the United Arab Emirates by Khadim M. Al Daheri, 42, a former inmate who secured a pardon from the family of the victim who was murdered.
A court sentenced the two men to death in 1998 for the victim's murder. Abdul Rahim Mohammad Farouq, 43, a Sri Lankan, and Radwad Naeem Al Deen, 37, an Indian, spent about 10 years in jail. Daheri became friends with the pair during his imprisonment and said "I have never met such good people."
He found prominent Emirati's to donate money for their release. The victim's family in Kerala in South India were initially reluctant. "My family and I tried to speak to the victim's family but with little success. My brothers also visited them several times," said Noorjahan, the mother of Al Deen. Saeed Mohammad Al Ameri, a prominent Emirati in Al Ain donated Dh 300,000, said Al Daheri. (Sources: Gulf News, 30/05/2008)