A Simple Kiss?
Ayman Najafi, 24, and Charlotte Adams, 25, were given a one month prison sentence for breaking decency laws in Dubai.
They claim it was a simple kiss on the cheek, they were fined 1,000 dirham’s £179.00 and ordered to be deported as soon as they had served their prison sentence. They did plead guilty to the charge of consuming alcohol.
The arrest came last November, after a 38year old mother became disturbed by the pairs kissing whilst dining out with her daughter in the Jumeirah Beach Residence
Mr Najafi had been working in Dubai for 18 months, Miss Adams was simply a tourist. Dubai is the most relaxed of the Arab Gulf states but authorities still crack down on people accused of pushing the limits.
In a similar case, an Indian couple were sentenced to three months in jail for exchanging steamy text messages, and in 2008, two Britons accused of having sex on the beach got three months in jail, though their sentences were later suspended.
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