A Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai has been jailed for a month for drinking alcohol in the country and "making a rude gesture".
Jamie Harron from Stirling also faces a three-year sentence for allegedly indecently touching a man at a bar.
An official said: 'On the drinking charge, he has been sentenced to a month in jail, fined 2,000 dirhams (£412) and will be deported.
His lawyers have submitted an appeal and are expecting a judgment on 22 October for at least one of the cases.
The electrician, from Scotland, had been told to remain in the city for future court hearings.
"It seems to be never-ending for him and he's frustrated", she added. These licences are valid only in the Emirate that issued the licence.
Alcoholic drinks are served in licensed hotels and clubs, but it is a punishable offence to drink, or to be under the influence of alcohol, in public.
Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, said he was trying to avoid spilling his drink when he put his hand on a man's hip in a crowded bar.Читайте также: (NYSE:GHL) Traded 11.6% Above Its 50 Day Average
I am truly staggered that it has gone that far.' His trial began when he halted off in Dubai for a two-day trip while on his way to an occupation in Afghanistan.
He was arrested following the incident, jailed for five days before being released on bail.
Harron was arrested for alleged public indecency and drinking alcohol at the Rock Bottom Bar on July 15.
He has since lost his job and has spent more than £30,000 in expenses and legal fees, having already been stuck there for three months.
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained In Dubai, the British-based NGO who is leading the campaign to help Jamie, said: "Jamie's case is not about knowing the law. It was expected that he would have to spend some time in prison".
'The complainant in this case has no evidence of any crime being committed but Jamie has been stuck in the UAE for more than three months.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was providing consular assistance on the matter.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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