“In a short period of time, Dubai has greatly developed and has become one of the world’s most diverse melting pots.That being said, laws in general are made to accommodate the society’s needs and the U. E., like most other countries, still has some changes to make.”Dubai officials did not respond to requests for comment for this article.
Stirling, have aroused widespread ire in Britain, which has more nationals living in Dubai than any other Western country. Harron, 27, the Scottish electrician visiting Dubai, was arrested and sentenced to three months in jail for public indecency for allegedly touching a man’s hip as he brushed past him in a crowded bar.
He is now free on bail, without his passport, awaiting trial.
He could face six months in jail if convicted of making the “obscene gesture.” Mr. At the end of the day, we are Muslims and committing such acts is not acceptable.”Most cases that ensnare unwary foreigners involve morality offenses.
Critics complain that the Emirates’ legal system is stacked against foreigners, and both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused the country of arbitrary detention and abuse of prisoners. Haigh, a former managing director of Leeds United Football Club and a partner in Ms.
Stirling’s law firm, said he was jailed for 22 months and tortured repeatedly in an attempt to force him to sign a confession, but never managed to see a copy of the charges to which he was supposed to confess. Haigh had gotten into a business dispute with a Dubai bank, GFH Capital, that owned a stake in the team.