LONDON and DUBAI, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Safi Qurashi a British businessman serving a disputed 7 year sentence was taken to Dubai Police Hospital. His sister in Dubai received a call today from prison inmates stating that he had collapsed. They said he had been experiencing breathing difficulties and chest pain for the last few days. Qurashi is over 40 days into a hunger strike & has lost a lot of weight; he is diabetic. The prison cellmate said that he has been taken to the Police HQ clinic as medical staff said that he had an irregular heartbeat. Family members are anxiously waiting for more news.
Dubai's Attorney General - Essam Al Humaidan and Advocate General Khalifa Bin Deemas have been reviewing Qurashi's case over the last month. Family members are due to meet them next week to discuss the situation and are hoping to secure Safi's immediate release.
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Sara Qurashi (daughter) aged 13 (Dubai): "I am so worried about dad's life. My dad is innocent, he owes nobody any money. 3 different court reports also say this, yet they keep my dad in prison. Why?"
Brother in-law (London): "Everyone is devasted about what has happened and concerned about his health. How can a man who is proven as a victim of fraud remain imprisoned?."
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