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Israelis Should Watch Their Step in the UAE, It's Easy to Wind Up in Jail, Attorney Warns - Haaretz

Updated: May 4, 2021


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“You married a horse, you idiot,” Laleh Shahravesh wrote on Facebook in 2016, after her husband filed for divorce and she learned he planned to marry another woman in Dubai. “I hope you go under the ground, you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse,” she wrote in another post.


Three years later, her ex-husband, a banker from Portugal, died of a heart attack at age 51. Shahravesh, who lived in Britain with her daughter, flew to Dubai for the funeral, and was detained at the airport. Under United Arab Emirates<