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Qatar releases Nepali teacher facing charges of insulting Islam

Published: 24/07/2013 08:09:00 AM GMT
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Doha: The authorities in Qatar has released a Nepali teacher from the imprisonment who was facing the charges of insulting Islam as there had been much outcry for his release from the international community.

Doha: The authorities in Qatar has released a Nepali teacher from the imprisonment who was facing the charges of insulting Islam as there had been much outcry for his release from the international community.

According to the sources, DorjeGurung, the Nepali teacher who was imprisoned during last few days in Qatar on charges of insulting Islam, has been freed following an international outcry. Gurung was a chemistry teacher and doing his job at the prestigious Qatar Academy. The academy fired him after he was proved to have exchangedwords with his students last month.

Qatari authorities also arrested him on the charges of insulting Islam during exchange of words with his students. However, the authorities allowed him to leave the country just after a week’s imprisonment as the people from all over the world demanded his release. After the release, Qatari authorities allowed him the safe exit and he has returned to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

Soon after his arrest by the Qatari authorities, Gurung’s friends and former students from around the world, including in the United States (Gurung is a graduate of Grinnell College, in Iowa), formed a petition asking the Government of Qatar to release him. Supporters also launched a Facebook page called “Free DorjeGurung.”

The school teacher, on landing safely in Kathmandu, posted to the Free DorjeGurung Facebook page, “I still can find no words to thank you enough, words that sufficiently express my own and family’s gratitude, for the gift the thousands of you have given me. The gift of freedom! (Ask any of my friends and colleagues Qatar Academy who received me upon my release yesterday afternoon—I was just a wreck. All I could do was cry and bawl.”

Gurung is now reunited with his family, where he says that he hopes to start a school for neglected Nepali children.



Dorje Gurung hugs his family member after landing in Kathmandu

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