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Old Feb 27th 2010, 4:31 am
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The World investors land in Dubai prison

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....702269775/1138

"The arrest represents a dramatic turn of fortune for the two Britons"

"....were said to have been in Port Rashid prison for six weeks awaiting trial over the alleged bad cheque, apparently in connection with a land deal."

"Issuing a cheque that bounces is against the law."

"Mr Qurashi, a father of three from south London, emerged as an enthusiastic supporter of Dubai, calling his decision to move to the emirate “the best decision I have ever made..."


...I'm guessing he's not such an enthusiastic supporter of Dubai now...
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Old Feb 27th 2010, 4:33 am
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I had no idea there was a prison in Port Rashid. Jailing people for debts is getting out of hand.
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Old Feb 27th 2010, 5:28 am
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I had no idea there was a prison in Port Rashid. Jailing people for debts is getting out of hand.
They tried the pound of flesh with no drops of blood...It didn't work...
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Old Feb 27th 2010, 10:19 am
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They tried the pound of flesh with no drops of blood...It didn't work...
Guess they took their eye off the game and lost any sense of prudent financial control and went on an investment trip when the cash was supposedly flooding in?

Perhaps shouldn't have been enjoying the good life so much as it appears at least one of them was!!!
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Old Feb 28th 2010, 7:10 am
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I had no idea there was a prison in Port Rashid. Jailing people for debts is getting out of hand.
I'm still waiting to see Dubai's rulers and senior government officials land up in jail for missing billion dollar payments to their creditors...

...I know people who have been arrested for AED30,000 of credit card debt so one can only imagine what billions of debt would warrant as punishment...

I can only continue shaking my head and planning where to go next that involves never returning to this region and it's ridiculous laws and apartheid culture.

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