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Palestinian reunites with family after 22 years

mumbai Updated: Jul 05, 2010 00:59 IST
Vignesh Iyer
Vignesh Iyer
Hindustan Times
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After 22 years, Naser Johar Asid Johar (44) has been reunited with his family in Palestine.

Johar was arrested in 1988 for opening fire in the Sahar airport and he was booked under the stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).

He was convicted and sentenced to 23 years of rigorous imprisonment. Johar was released in September 2009 from the Nagpur jail and since then he had been living at the Andheri Crime Branch office as he could not travel to his country. In December last year, Johar approached the Jordan Embassy in Delhi seeking to return to his country. However, the ambassador of Jordan to India said Johar was not a Jordan national but was from Palestine.

Johar said that soon after returned to Mumbai, officials from Palestine Embassy came with his travel documents including ticket and his passport on June 19 and helped him to go to his county. “I am at home (sic),” wrote Johar to HT through email, after he reached his motherland two weeks ago.