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Bangladesh man found in Pakistan jail dies 4 years later

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi man Moslemuddin Sarkar, 52, center, who had been missing since 1989 is hugged by his brother Sekandar Ali, right, after he arrived at the airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sarkar who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, April 7, 2016,  his family said. He was 56. (AP Photo/Zia Islam,File )

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi man Moslemuddin Sarkar, 52, center, who had been missing since 1989 is hugged by his brother Sekandar Ali, right, after he arrived at the airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sarkar who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, his family said. He was 56. (AP Photo/Zia Islam,File )  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, shows Bangladeshi man Moslemuddin Sarkar, 52, who had been missing since 1989, arrives at Dhaka airport, Bangladesh. Sarkar who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, April 7, 2016,  his family said. He was 56. (AP Photo/Zia Islam,File )

    FILE - This Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, shows Bangladeshi man Moslemuddin Sarkar, 52, who had been missing since 1989, arrives at Dhaka airport, Bangladesh. Sarkar who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, his family said. He was 56. (AP Photo/Zia Islam,File )  (The Associated Press)

A man who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy has died. He was 56.

His brother said Moslemuddin Sarkar died Thursday after suffering from diabetes and kidney failure, and in recent days had trouble breathing. The brother, Julhas Uddin, said Sarkar's imprisonment in Pakistan had left him "physically very weak."

Sarkar vanished from his Bangladeshi village of Bishnurampur in 1989 and traveled for several years in India before being picked up in 1997 by Pakistani authorities near the border. His family thought he was dead.

But an anonymous caller told them he was in Pakistan, and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped secure his return.