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Old Mar 2nd 2015, 9:32 pm
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Under UAE cyber crimes law, American Ryan Pate was arrested by AD police for a FB post he made allegedly slandering his employer and Arabs. The comment in question was made by Pate while in the US.

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Old Mar 2nd 2015, 9:44 pm
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BBC News - British plane spotters arrested in United Arab Emirates

And here's another
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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 5:31 am
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these idiots get stopped by the police in the UK these days. WTF did they think would happen here?
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these idiots get stopped by the police in the UK these days. WTF did they think would happen here?
a similar thought crossed my mind.
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Does this danger factor make plane spotting worthy of the label 'Extreme'?
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Because the US has never prosecuted anyone for crimes committed elsewhere...
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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
a similar thought crossed my mind.
I am sure anyone here with a smidgen of common sense thought the same. My sympathy is reserved for non-morons, mostly.
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I am sure anyone here with a smidgen of common sense thought the same. My sympathy is reserved for non-morons, mostly.
Is there a military facility at the airport? If not I can't see how noting down a few aircraft numbers could be a threat to national security, unless of course they are making an example of them.
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Is there a military facility at the airport? If not I can't see how noting down a few aircraft numbers could be a threat to national security, unless of course they are making an example of them.
I doubt it is but we know how they think here. You aren't allowed to photograph government buildings and with ISIS at the moment I suspect they are especially paranoid. I am not saying it's logical but any resident should know better.
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I doubt it is but we know how they think here. You aren't allowed to photograph government buildings and with ISIS at the moment I suspect they are especially paranoid. I am not saying it's logical but any resident should know better.
I know what you mean but I still think this is over the top. Take a drive down the side roads next to DXB any night and you will see loads of plane spotters.
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Originally Posted by norsk View Post
Take a drive down the side roads next to DXB any night and you will see loads of plane spotters.
But it is a purely civilian airport with nothing sensitive flying there.
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But it is a purely civilian airport with nothing sensitive flying there.
exactly. hence my question regarding military facilities at fujairah...
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exactly. hence my question regarding military facilities at fujairah...
I cannot answer your questions about any military aviation activities in the UAE in a public forum.
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Default Re: AD police arrests American for a FB post made while in the US

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I cannot answer your questions about any military aviation activities in the UAE in a public forum.
Or anywhere else, I would imagine.
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Default Re: AD police arrests American for a FB post made while in the US

Originally Posted by norsk View Post
Is there a military facility at the airport? If not I can't see how noting down a few aircraft numbers could be a threat to national security, unless of course they are making an example of them.
but you are not allowed to take piccies of mosques, airports, bridges etc, but people do.... its the usual thing its only a problem when its a problem!
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