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Audioboxer
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(10-07-2017, 12:29 PM)
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A British man is facing three years in jail in Dubai after touching another man in a bar.

Jamie Harron's legal team claim he briefly made contact with the man to avoid spilling a drink on him.

The incident led to him being arrested for public indecency.

The 27-year-old electrician, from Stirling, has been stuck in the UAE since July after his passport was confiscated by authorities.

He was initially locked up in Al Barsha prison for five days before being released on bail.

Since then he has reportedly been forced to spend more than £30,000 in expenses and legal fees.

More @ http://news.sky.com/story/briton-jam...i-bar-11070454

Seen this on the UK news.
Nikodemos
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(10-07-2017, 12:32 PM)
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I still can't understand why people go to places with such idiotic laws.

I'd rather go to Belarus before going to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or such.
Guerrillas in the Mist
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(10-07-2017, 12:32 PM)
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One of the many reasons I couldn't think of living in Dubai.
shaneskim
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(10-07-2017, 12:32 PM)
Wut.

That's batshit mental!
Aklamarth
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(10-07-2017, 12:33 PM)

Originally Posted by shaneskim;

That's batshit mental!

It's Dubai....
Aegus
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(10-07-2017, 12:33 PM)
Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?
Apathy
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(10-07-2017, 12:34 PM)
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Stop going to Dubai
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(10-07-2017, 12:34 PM)
The fuck man

Dubai sounds psycho
Guerrillas in the Mist
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(10-07-2017, 12:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aegus

Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?

I wouldn't put much trust in that spineless and incompetent institution of ours, the FCO.
OverBlood 3
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(10-07-2017, 12:35 PM)
Our allies.
NHarmonic.
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(10-07-2017, 12:39 PM)
This is so stupid, i'd never go there. Medieval people would blush with the shit they do in these countries nowadays.
Xando
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(10-07-2017, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aegus

Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?

Chief Diplomat Boris is on it!
SomewhatGroovy
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(10-07-2017, 12:40 PM)
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Sounds like another piece of shit local national abusing his power.
segasonic
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(10-07-2017, 12:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Aegus

Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?

Jonnax
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(10-07-2017, 12:50 PM)
Lol. But yeah, Dubai! Let's go quad biking in the dunes, sky diving and other shit. So fun!
JonnyDBrit
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(10-07-2017, 12:53 PM)
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Boris Johnson is on the case!

...oh shit Boris Johnson is on the case.

More seriously, just touching someone else, even accidentally, counts for public indecency?
Audioboxer
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(10-07-2017, 12:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by JonnyDBrit

Boris Johnson is on the case!

...oh shit Boris Johnson is on the case.

More seriously, just touching someone else, even accidentally, counts for public indecency?

As well as public indecency, Mr Harron is also facing a second charge relating to the drinking of alcohol.

He was arrested while spending an evening at the Rock Bottom Bar.

Drinking alcohol... in a bar, as well.
Yazan
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(10-07-2017, 12:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by NHarmonic.

This is so stupid, i'd never go there. Medieval people would blush with the shit they do in these countries nowadays.


I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.
Arcia
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(10-07-2017, 12:57 PM)

Originally Posted by JonnyDBrit

Boris Johnson is on the case!

...oh shit Boris Johnson is on the case.

More seriously, just touching someone else, even accidentally, counts for public indecency?

The article says he accidently touched another manís hip. Iím guessing this guy was insecure, got angry, and called the cops. People act stupid and macho in bars so it wouldnít surprise me, but it sucks a stupid fight over bumping into someone happened in a place with such ridiculous laws.
JonnyDBrit
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(10-07-2017, 12:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Audioboxer

Drinking alcohol... in a bar, as well.

That's extra baffling. If the place is serving alcohol, it should be legal, shouldn't it? Otherwise either the whole joint is in violation of the law, or it's legal to sell alcohol but not to drink it.

Edit: Ah, looked it up. Turns out you need a license to drink
Finaika
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(10-07-2017, 12:59 PM)
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Did he touch his penis or something?
Jokab
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(10-07-2017, 12:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

What is there to understand? This man could potentially go to jail for accidentally touching another man. That's an insane law.
Audioboxer
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(10-07-2017, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Finaika

Did he touch his penis or something?

He is said to have held a hand in front of himself to prevent his drink spilling on anyone as he walked through the busy bar.

In the process he "touched a man on his hip to avoid impact", before moving on and sitting down at a table with a friend.

Imagine being arrested for that.

It's pretty appalling the UK hasn't got him out in 3 months.
Seventy70
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(10-07-2017, 01:07 PM)
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Dubai sounds like an all-around terrible place. It's pure marketing.
fortunato
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(10-07-2017, 01:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Nikodemos

I still can't understand why people go to places with such idiotic laws.

I'd rather go to Belarus before going to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or such.

Two reasons, mainly: ignorance (they don't know these things happen); and they are happily willing to trade off money for personal freedom.
OverBlood 3
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(10-07-2017, 01:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

Go on...
DJwest
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(10-07-2017, 01:17 PM)
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To think that my ignorant ass once dreamed of going to Dubai for vacations. Yikes.

Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

Please educate me.
FStubbs
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(10-07-2017, 01:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Nikodemos

I still can't understand why people go to places with such idiotic laws.

I'd rather go to Belarus before going to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or such.

Belarus isn't an option if you're a POC, for the record.
Linkstrikesback
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(10-07-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aegus

Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?

They'd probably hang him themselves if the dubai government said they'd give them a trade deal for it.
giant_frying_pan
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(10-07-2017, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nikodemos

I still can't understand why people go to places with such idiotic laws.

Probably for employment.

Originally Posted by Aegus

Anyone have faith in the British government to get this guy out of an utterly shit situation?

England still pissed off over Stirling.
NHarmonic.
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(10-08-2017, 01:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

No, probably i'll never understand this ridiculous as shit laws based on toxic masculinity. If you think accidentally touching someone is a matter of crime then what can i say to you. And that's the tip of the iceberg.
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(10-08-2017, 01:23 AM)
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I use the light touch on the shoulder to get by people all the time, I couldn't imagine possible jail time over something so slight.
Slime
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(10-08-2017, 01:25 AM)
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Stop treating oppressive theocracies like civilized countries.
entremet
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(10-08-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slime

Stop treating oppressive theocracies like civilized countries.

They have oil. It's how they got so rich. Nations need their resources, so they play nice.

This is why energy independence is so important.
GhostWriter24
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(10-08-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Sigh -- this is upsetting on so many levels, but you HAVE to know not to expect foreign nations, particularly those in the middle east, to be as tolerant as western cultures when it comes to LGBT freedom.
DiipuSurotu
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(10-08-2017, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

Honor and shame are huge parts of it
HardRojo
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(10-08-2017, 01:34 AM)
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What the flying fuck!? Maybe by the year 3000 these ass backwards countries will finally start using a bit of common sense.
Menchi
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(10-08-2017, 01:35 AM)
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He's obviously trying to Gay up Dubai. Get him on the Gallows, stop the disgusting spread of gayness /s

Honestly, how is this in any way, shape or form, defensible. I can't believe people deal with these monsters. I know why, oil, but it just beggars belief that we haven't progressed past this yet as a world. Ughhhh, hate people for who they love, what their skin colour is, what their gender is.... ARGHHHH WHY!
Wildo09
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(10-08-2017, 01:39 AM)
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Thanks Neogaf ads, I'll consider it ;)

Fulminator
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(10-08-2017, 01:39 AM)
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Wtf
FyreWulff
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(10-08-2017, 01:41 AM)

Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

UAE: Go there for the food and culture, stay there because the government stole your passport and is now using you as slave labor
Majine
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(10-08-2017, 01:43 AM)
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I would never for the life of me go to Dubai.
Mammoth Jones
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(10-08-2017, 01:43 AM)
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People gotta learn they can't go everywhere just cause they think it's "exotic" or whatever. Especially countries w/ a chip on their shoulder that likes to parade a westerner around to show the masses how they don't take shit from them.

Why risk it?
The Llama
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(10-08-2017, 01:45 AM)
I'm a straight male (caucasian, though I don't think it matters in this context) and I have no interest in ever visiting the Middle East due to stuff like this. Just crazy.
KahooTs
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(10-08-2017, 01:45 AM)

Originally Posted by Menchi

Honestly, how is this in any way, shape or form, defensible. I can't believe people deal with these monsters.

Isolation has after all proven the swiftest surest way to enlightenment.
Ultravi0lence
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(10-08-2017, 01:45 AM)
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Just had a look and he could be looking at 3 years in prison for this
Shaanyboi
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(10-08-2017, 01:48 AM)

Originally Posted by Yazan

I dont think many of you have any basic understanding of the UAE.

Please, contextualize how this isn't totally fucking barbaric act?
Menchi
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(10-08-2017, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by KahooTs

Isolation has after all proven the swiftest surest way to enlightenment.

Engaging but never acknowledging the deep seated hatred seems to be working well too...
Psychotext
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(10-08-2017, 01:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by GhostWriter24

Sigh -- this is upsetting on so many levels, but you HAVE to know not to expect foreign nations, particularly those in the middle east, to be as tolerant as western cultures when it comes to LGBT freedom.

The fuck is this shit? I've put my hands on another man to stop him walking into me when I was holding a drink. I'm straight... but I assume that doesn't matter. Was probably trying to cop a feel right?
Mr. F
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(10-08-2017, 01:54 AM)
UAE; not even once

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