Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dear Friends,

Counting down the days to my departure from the Asian Human Rights Commission. My last day is the 30th June but I will actually leave at 1 PM on the 27th.

Many good memories and some sad

We fought tooth and nail for five years to save the life of Rizana Nafeek, a 17-year-old Sri Lankan girl falsely accused of murdering an infant in Saudi Arabia, before the bastards beheaded her, regardless of international condemnation and pleas for clemency from heads of state and royalty. I think it was the first and only time I actually wept over a case. There were also many happy moments and Michael Anthony Emanuel Fernando receiving refugee status was one of them. For those of you unfamiliar with the case Tony is now living happily in Europe.

I will never forget Basil’s patience and compassion during my late wife’s illness. It was a trying time and there were moments when I was not a nice person to be around. When Quirina passed away on the 1st December, 2009, the staff and management of the AHRC rallied round and I will never forget the kindness and support shown to myself and my son, James. 'Rina and I had been married for 28 years.