New Detained in Dubai Membership Program to provide immediate, ongoing intervention
Scott Richards has been indefinitely detained by police in Dubai for posting on social media about his charity work. This is a perfect example of how arbitrarily anyone can be arrested in the UAE for often the most unexpected and inexplicable reasons.
We have dealt with many such cases involving "offences" that the average person would never imagine would land them in trouble with the law. In the UAE, you can be arrested for something as innocent as taking a selfie, watching an airplane, or kissing your spouse or partner; or, as in Scott's case, for simply writing online about helping the needy.