Granddad facing 350 lashes for having wine to be released from Saudi prison and ‘rebuild life in Clapham’
A British granddad of seven who was facing 350 deadly lashes for possessing alcohol in Saudi Arabia will be released within a week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.
Karl Andree, 74, who has battled bladder and colon cancer, was imprisoned last August for possession of homemade wine.
Mr Hammond, who is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, expressed his delight on Twitter at the outcome.
Delighted to announce Brit Karl Andree will be released from Saudi custody within a week & reunited with his family. pic.twitter.com/TyuJ1RN55Y
— Philip Hammond (@PHammondMP) October 28, 2015
He tweeted: “Delighted to announce Brit Karl Andree will be released from Saudi custody within a week & reunited with his family.”
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