Returning to Nepal on May 13, 2013, after spending 11 nights 12 days in a Qatari jail for allegedly insulting Islam, I discovered considerable media interest in my story. I had a number of interviews the week I arrived. A Kantipur journalist wrote this particular one following a longish conversation.
Blog posts about my experiences at Qatar Academy, before, during, and after my twelve-day incarceration in a Doha jail in May 2013 for allegedly insulting Islam.
A reproduction of an article, for which I was also interviewed, written by a DPA (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) journalist. The German version was published in handelblats.com on January 18, 2014.
In Qatar, Asian workers, deemed to have run afoul of the law for whatever reason, are treated as guilty until proven innocent...by their own selves with hardly any support from the legal system.
What I thought of, and expected from, Muslims and Arabs in general before I arrived in Qatar, and what I actually discovered about who, what and how they are as a people, based on how they treated me (and other Asians).
The plight of Nepalese unskilled workers who go to Qatar to make just some money so their families back home can have just a slightly better life but end up ensnared in the country's Kafkaesque legal system.
The details of everything that happened during the 11 nights and 12 days I spent in a Qatari jail for allegedly insulting Islam!