I wore this watch today for the first time in 14 years. I last wore it when I was arrested in August 2004.

Digital watches were not allowed in the prison I was taken to so it had to be sent out to my family.

I recently discovered it while sorting through my things. After 14 years, the battery had finished.

I had a new battery fitted today and the watch is back on my wrist. Alhamdulillah (praise be to God).

Time stops when you enter prison. I spent 11 years in prison but that time was not a loss.

Those years were the most enriching years of my life. By putting this watch back on my wrist today I celebrate those 11 years.

Read about those 11 years here, in my first newspaper interview after my release from prison in 2015: