UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: INDIANS ON SHARJAH DEATH ROW TO WALK FREE
September 12, 2011: seventeen Indians who are on death row in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, for murdering a Pakistani man in a 2010 bootlegging case will walk free after more than Rs 4 crore was paid as blood money to the victim's family. Judge Abdullah al-Shamsi of the Sharjah Appeal Court accepted the appeal after the victim Misri Nazir Khan's blood relatives dropped their request for capital punishment.
On March 28, 2010 the Sharjah Court of First Instance had pronounced the death sentence on the 17 Indian nationals, who were accused of killing the Pakistani national in January 2009. (Sources: Zeenews.India.com, 12/09/2011)