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Statement from Radha Stirling 17:00, 11 October 2017 re Jamie Harron

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Jamie Harron #JamieHarron

Jamie has two open cases against him in Dubai. The first case was for brushing past the man and the second includes allegations of a rude gesture and drinking alcohol. The first case has not been heard yet and the second was heard in absentia. In his absence, he was sentenced to 30 days in prison for the rude gesture, a 2,000 dirham fine (£apx. £400) and deportation. Jamie’s lawyers however, have submitted an appeal. Jamie adamantly denies the allegations of a rude gesture and of indecent behaviour but admits drinking alcohol.

We are expecting a judgment on the 22nd of October in at least one of the cases but the process and particulars has attracted a lot of confusion.

We spoke with Jamie today who is frustrated that cases have been separated. “If they are separated, it means I could be here for longer. Apparently, I was sentenced for raising my finger at the man but I did not do that. I wouldn’t do that.”

Jamie met up with Jamil yesterday, who is awaiting his judgments after being accused of a rude gesture in traffic. Jamil is pleading guilty to the charge, self represented while Jamie’s allegations required formal legal representation to dispute. In the mean time, Detained in Dubai has reported the arrests of two further British nationals for drinking alcohol on