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Kerala HC urges MEA to decide on woman's plea for releasing son jailed in UAE

The woman's son, was sentenced to ten years in prison in August 2015, and the sentence was affirmed by the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal, the central government notified the court in December last year.

Kerala High Court. Photo: Twitter.

The Kerala High Court has directed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to decide within three months on a woman's application seeking the release of her son from a UAE prison where he has been serving a 10-year sentence for allegedly spying for the Indian government since 2015.

Justice P V Kunhikrishnan directed the ministry to consider the woman's representation made in June 11 last year, "as expeditiously as possible, at any rate within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of the judgment".

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