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Fear the desert

What kind of suffering can have driven Wajid Saadullah to try to cross the desert from the United Arab Emirates – or perhaps he was trying to flee Saudi Arabia?

The 32 year-old Pakistani national was found dehydrated, covered in dust and, according to a medical report, in a pathetic condition, close to the fence which divides the UAE from Saudi Arabia on the night of 4 September last year.

His dead body has now been identified from data stored with the Saudi passport office; he had previously been deported from Jeddah in 2015.

Picture source: Lee Miller