NIZAMABAD (TS): A netizen who underwent 22 months of imprisonment in Saudi Arabia for his post on the Rohingya crisis on social media, returned home to Perkit in Armoor mandal of Nizamabad district on Tuesday.
The posts had irked his employer who had filed a case against him.
It took the initiative of the PMO, the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Telangana Welfare and Cultural Association to secure the relesae of Chennai Rakesh, 27, who had been sentenced to five years in a Saudi Arabia.
Mr Rakesh, who went to Saudi Arabia in 2016, was working for a shoe company. Mr Rakesh told this newspaper that he had posted a comment on Facebook on the Myanmar communal conflict. “My employer was angered by the comment and lodged a complaint with the police,” he said. The court sentenced him to five years.
Mr Rakesh said he faced a hellish situation in the prison and feared that he would not make it home. “My family members made endless efforts to bring me back home, but in vain,” he said....