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Clemency request for Billy Hood

Clemency request for man sentenced to 25 years over CBD oil sent to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


A desperate mother's plea to have her son returned to her before Christmas

Billy Hood, a 24 year old who has been sentenced to an incredible 25 years for CBD oil left in his car by a friend he’d dropped off at the airport, hopes the ruler of Abu Dhabi will hear his plea. Mother Breda Guckion, along with lawyers for Billy, have submitted a clemency request to the ruler of Abu Dhabi ruler, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyani.


Divya from Mohammad Al Najjar Advocates said “With the cooperation of the British Embassy, we have submitted a clemency request on behalf of Billy Hood and hope for a positive outcome for Billy’.


“Clemency requests are often submitted by foreign governments on behalf of their citizens in cases where there has perhaps been an injustice or where there are human rights concerns or if a prisoner is ill”, confirmed Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International. “Rulers have directly intervened in other cases like Jamie Harron’s, and have granted clemency to prisoners in the past like Farzan Athari. Matthew Hedges was ‘pardoned’ after being accused of espionage in the UAE”.


In a heartfelt letter to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin