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Spanish pilot left traumatised after CID abduction from Dubai Expo


The aviation enthusiast has taken to Twitter to warn people to avoid the United Arab Emirates after blindfolded arrest left him traumatised

A Spanish pilot has spoken about his traumatic experience after being detained in Dubai when visiting the World Expo


Santi Blánquez was visiting Dubai Expo when he was inexplicably marched into a car, blindfolded and taken to a national security prison where he was interrogated and forced to sign a document in Arabic without a translator.


Dubai’s CID police reviewed his phone, surveilled his aviation photography and again, without explanation, blindfolded Santi and drove him to the outskirts of a city where they abandoned him. The young pilot has taken to Twitter to warn people to avoid the UAE.