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Old Oct 11th 2017, 6:20 am   #61
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Weirder and weirder.

I say this because I'd have thought a fairly senior person working for a western company wouldn't go to this length - embarrassing his own firm and also being intelligent enough not to make a big deal about it because of all the possible ramifications.

If I were the employer, I'd be watching him very carefully.
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jeeze....the Jordanian is a complete nob.
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Weirder and weirder.

I say this because I'd have thought a fairly senior person working for a western company wouldn't go to this length - embarrassing his own firm and also being intelligent enough not to make a big deal about it because of all the possible ramifications.

If I were the employer, I'd be watching him very carefully.
With him being a Jordanian & one in such a senior role - it actually doesn't surprise me that he tried to assert his 'status'.
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Well the Jordanian has dropped his case, apparently his company have been getting a lot of crap...but the Brit will still be getting tried for it....methinks it will be dropped! But he still has been sentenced to 1 month for drinking and making a rude gesture!!

Man drops case against Briton over Dubai bar incident | Daily Mail Online


And the other one is winging his way home after his accuser failed to turn up at court!! Mind you he does look as if he deserves to be locked up with that haircut!

Brit held in a Dubai for making a rude gesture is released | Daily Mail Online
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Old Oct 12th 2017, 3:05 pm   #67
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In the second piece Ms Stirling says, "The UAE government needs to urgently revise its judicial system to end the wrongful detainment of foreign nationals.". If, according to UAE law, any of these people are not wrongfully detained is she suggesting that the law should be changed to accommodate their ignorance/arrogance/rudeness/stupidity?
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In the second piece Ms Stirling says, "The UAE government needs to urgently revise its judicial system to end the wrongful detainment of foreign nationals.". If, according to UAE law, any of these people are not wrongfully detained is she suggesting that the law should be changed to accommodate their ignorance/arrogance/rudeness/stupidity?
I think what she's probably suggesting is that Dubai is a tinpot dictatorshop with a medieval justice system, and that banging people up because someone in a bar pointed them and claims they said a rude word or whatever makes the place look idiotic because it is idiotic.
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I think what she's probably suggesting is that Dubai is a tinpot dictatorshop with a medieval justice system, and that banging people up because someone in a bar pointed them and claims they said a rude word or whatever makes the place look idiotic because it is idiotic.
Well said; I think hnd is one of those longer term expats who spent too much time in the Gulf
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A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of the country intervened in the case.
Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, had been sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man's hip in a bar.
Detained in Dubai, the group representing Mr Harron, said he had been exonerated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

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A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of the country intervened in the case.
Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, had been sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man's hip in a bar.
Detained in Dubai, the group representing Mr Harron, said he had been exonerated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai - BBC News
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Good for Sheikh Mohammed. I'm actually surprised. He usually stays above these things.

Regarding the following statement: 'Ms Stirling said Mr Harron was now considering a civil action against the businessman and his employers.' Why the employers?
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Just ran here to post the same link.

Good for Sheikh Mohammed. I'm actually surprised. He usually stays above these things.

Regarding the following statement: 'Ms Stirling said Mr Harron was now considering a civil action against the businessman and his employers.' Why the employers?
I think employers refers to Mr Harron's former employer, because it appears Mr Harron was only fired because of the publicity surrounding the case.
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Probably more to do with the statement the accuser's employers released a while back.
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Probably more to do with the statement the accuser's employers released a while back.
What was it?
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"During a private visit to a club in Dubai, one of our employees was touched by the suspect on the thigh several times.

"As opposed to contrary descriptions, this was not in a crowd and on the hip, but actually at around 7.30pm - therefore at a time when the club was not highly frequented by visitors. This is confirmed by several witnesses.

"Our employee emphatically, but politely, requested the clearly drunk suspect to refrain from this.

"The security staff which observed the incident, played down the incident and did not undertake any further measures against the very drunk guest who continued to behave aggressively towards our employee.

"Following this, our employee requested to see the manager in order to safeguard his interests as a club guest. The security staff informed him that the manager was not available.

"On strength of this, our employee deemed it necessary to call the police who then took corresponding measures.

"The situation would not otherwise have been controllable, particularly as the drunk suspect still took an aggressive stance.

"Calling the police served to de-escalate the situation.

"After the police arrived, the suspect repeated the process several times (touching our employee's thigh) in front of both police officers and explained that such conduct is commonplace in Europe. As a result, the police arrested him."

"With a certain distance from the incident and the punishment to be expected for the suspect, our employee decided to withdraw the complaint despite the harassment having been confirmed by several witnesses.

"However, according to the typical laws for the country, this does not automatically result in the termination of the proceedings as, for example, very likely in England or Germany."
His lawyer reckoned the accuser drafted it himself.
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