Joseph back to philippine after 20 years from Kuwait’s jail

February 24, 20160

As per ArabtimesAfter 20 years of serving time in the Kuwait Central Jail and after His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah granted him pardon,

Joseph Urbiztondo is now a free man as he flew home to the Philippines on Monday afternoon via Philippine Airlines PR 669 Urbiztondo, 45, a native of Bacoor, Cavite in the Philippines was arrested by authorities on July 6, 1996 for killing a Bangladeshi national.

He was later sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. His release came after paying dia (blood money) and securing a tanazul (letter of forgiveness) from the son of the victim in Dhaka, Bangladesh in September last year and eventually, an Amiri pardon was granted to him.

Urbiztondo thanked HH the Amir of Kuwait for his kindness and compassion.

Source : Arabtimes

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