ARREST OF PAIR IN ABU DHABI SHOPPING MALL RAISES MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN THE U
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
The recent news that two more foreigners have been arrested in The UAE for impersonating a woman will come as no surprise to many.
The UAE’s draconian laws around cross dressing, transgenderism and homosexuality are well publicised and easily breached. The inconsistent way the law is enforced is causing confusion which result in arrests like these, detention and human rights abuses.
The Emirates has a significant gay and transgender community including many overtly gay bars & clubs. Because it appears to be out in the open, it is afforded a