7 years ago my ex-husband died of a heroin overdose. I had sponsored him as a landed immigrant to come to Canada in 1994. For the entire 10 years he was in Canada, he worked at the same car wash in Vancouver nearly every day. I remember him coming to meet me after his first day of work, huge grin on his face and his hand full of $20 bills. He had never seen that kind of money before in his life.
Before he passed away in hospital (and thereafter), his family were not given visas from the Canadian government to come to Canada from Nepal to see him one last time, nor to attend his funeral, nor to retrieve his remains.
When Udaya was a young man in Nepal he was arrested and tortured by the police for days.