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Uber Driver Unfairly Charged

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Raised by 438 people in 3 months
Nazrul Islam is a hard working Uber Driver who was on shift when he picked up 3 drunk friends June 2017. One of his passengers Sam Thomas who was heavily intoxicated jumped out of the car while the car was at a red light. Nazrul drove off without realising as his eyes were on the road waiting for the light to turn green. Sam Thomas was hit by a bus and subsequently died. Now our legal system has failed us again and Mr Islam has now been charged with negligent driving occasioning death.
This poor Uber driver works hard to make ends meet. He was not out partying and getting drunk. He was trying to make an honest living and now his life has been turned upside down through no fault of his own. When are people going to start taking responsibility for their own actions? Uber drivers are not baby sitters.
The deceased had 2 other friends in the car with him. Why is being drunk an excuse to get away with blue murder. They didn’t stop their friend yet they do not face sentencing like this poor Uber driver is facing in January 2019. This judgement is ridiculously biased and I want to save enough funds to help Mr Nazrul Islam with legal bills and lost income he has suffered.
We should not stay silent and do our best to help those that are trying to just stay alive and pay their bills
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Update on today’s court case for Uber driver Mr Nazrul Islam

Alhumdulilah we have avoided jail time and instead the magistrate has sentenced Mr Islam on 200 hours community service.

I only met Nazrul 2 months ago but in that time it has been a roller coaster ride to try and get justice served.

It is a tragic situation for everyone involved and our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased (Mr Thomas) family.

We are pleased that Mr Islam does not have to spend any time in jail as this was of utmost importance to Nazrul.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and contributed to this cause. With your assistance we were able to source some of the best legal representation in the country. Massive thank you to Mr Adam Houda and his team at Birchgrove Legal and Barrister Greg James QC for their hard work and expertise. It was a powerful collaboration that did not fail us.
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Update-
After weeks of trying to transfer the funds to Mr Nazrul Islam’s bank account, we have no options but for me to take back the control of the funds as we were experiencing too many technically difficulties with Go Fund Me.
Therefore the funds will now be transferred in to my own bank account and then I will hand over the money raised to Mr Islam in cash.
The lawyer is working on the case and as I mentioned before, these funds will be used to pay for the professional reports required to support Mr Islam’s case and keep him out of jail.
We will update you accordingly after Christmas period.
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Just an update
Mr Nazrul Islam has now new legal representation. A top Sydney criminal lawyer specialising in cases like this has taken this case on Pro Bono. Which means he will not charge for his services.
We are very grateful for all the offers of legal help from various legal firms and it was very hard for us to make a decision.
The money raised will be much needed for the professional reports that are required to appeal the sentencing. Again Mr Islam thanks everyone for their support and for standing firm against this injustice.
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For all those that believed in Mr Nazrul Islam innocence of any wrong doing and for all those that believed in my campaign. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Every dollar raised from Go Fund me will be transferred to Mr Islam. He is alone in Australia with little to no support. These funds are to compensate him for his loss of income, the stress and agony that he is going through for someone else’s actions and for his family back home in Bangladesh who were relying on what little income he was making driving Uber.
May Allah reward you all.
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