Scot facing jail over Dubai ‘hip touch

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    Image caption Jamie Harron has actually been avoided from leaving the nation and has actually had his passport seized

    A Scot is dealing with a three-year prison sentence in Dubai for supposedly putting his hand on a guy in a bar.

    Jamie Harron, who is 27 and from Stirling, stated he was aiming to prevent spilling his beverage in the congested Rock Bottom Bar when the event took place.

    He was secured for 5 days and has actually now been avoided from leaving the city in order to go to court.

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office stated it was offering consular help on the matter.

    The arrest follows the case of an Edinburgh guy who was likewise apprehended in Dubai after trying to exchange a phony £ 20.

    William Barclay, from Edinburgh, returned house on Friday after being kept in a Dubai prison for 3 days throughout a household vacation .

    ‘Quite outrageous

    The project group Detained in Dubai stated Mr Harron was detained for public indecency after touching the male on his hip.

    Mr Harron, who works as an electrical expert in Afghanistan and was on a two-day stopover in the United Arab Emirates, is stated to have actually given that lost his task and invested more than £ 30,000 in costs and legal costs, because the occurrence on 15 July.

    Radha Stirling, president of Detained in Dubai, stated: “It is rather outrageous that he has actually been kept in the nation for so long currently.

    Image caption Jamie Harron was at the Rock Bottom Bar when the occurrence supposedly occurred

    This is another example of how susceptible travelers are to apprehend and detention in Dubai and at how dragged out and disorganised legal procedures are.

    The organisation declares it was just after Mr Harron and his buddy sat at a table that the guy who had actually been touched appeared worsened.

    Police came to the scene “20 to 30minutes later on and jailed Mr Harron, inning accordance with his agents.

    ‘Present himself

    The charges he deals with in connection with the occurrence are stated to be twofolddrinking alcohol and public indecency.

    Mr Harron was apparently secured for 5 days in Al Barsha jail, prior to being launched on bail and having his passport seized.

    Ms Stirling included that following a discussion with Mr Harron, it was clear that he was underenormous pressure and tension”.

    She stated: “He was anticipating to appear in court this Sunday, however the court moved the date without informing him or his legal representative.

    This caused a sentence of 30 daysjail time for cannot present himself at the hearing.

    A Foreign and Commonwealth Office representative stated: “We have actually touched with a British male following his arrest in Dubai in July. We are supplying consular support.

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