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    British man jailed in Dubai for sending Whatsapp message to dealer about dodgy car


    A British man was allegedly jailed in Dubai after sending an angry Whatsapp message to a car dealer who ripped him off.
    Yaseen Killick, 29, had been working in the Middle East as an estate agent with wife Robyn for a short while before the pair returned to the UK to start a family. While there, the pair say they bought a £6,000 VW Golf from a dealer that broke down within hours. After finding out the car had previously been written off, Yaseen wrote an angry Whatsapp message to the dealer asking: ‘How do you sleep at night?’


    He didn’t think anything of it but when they tried to fly home to London for Christmas, the couple were stopped at the airport. Police then arrested Yaseen and he spent three weeks in jail before he was able to get out, according to The Sun. The 29-year-old told the newspaper: ‘It was a nightmare. The prison conditions were horrific. ‘I was treated appallingly – all for sending a WhatsApp message.’ This follows a number of cases where Brits have been held in the United Arab Emirates for questionable ‘crimes’.




    Read more: Brit 'jailed in Dubai for angry Whatsapp message to dealer about dodgy car' | Metro News
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    Is Dubai like LOS, whereas you can come and play and be of use to the place, but you have no rights whatsoever. Sure does seem to be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yortyiam View Post
    but you have no rights whatsoever
    ...unfortunate misstatement: a traveler's "rights" are, obviously, different in other countries...the right to fulsomely praise a local ruler, for example, is enshrined in many a backwater "constitution" as is the right to remain silent in the face of outrageous injustice...just two of the many rights enjoyed by most sojourners abroad...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Maybe it you ask an Arab is he can sleep at night it means something more sinister?

    Like telling a Chinese Indonesian that "He can keep the money he might need it for medical expenses"! That is like putting a curse on them!

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    From the story the dodgy car dealer was in the UK. So what’s not clear is why Mr Killick was arrested in Dubai. The linked article contains a couple of lines of a more newsworthy story about someone with cancer arrested in Dubai for possessing prescription cancer medicine.

    Hilarious that this shithole is selling itself as a holiday resort.

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    There you go Arry- Whatsapp works in the UAE

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    Yaseen Killick, 29, had been working in the Middle East as an estate agent with wife Robyn for a short while
    This might be a reason to make enemies there.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    There you go Arry- Whatsapp works in the UAE
    Not for calls it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    From the story the dodgy car dealer was in the UK
    From another report:

    Yaseen and Robyn decided to buy the VW Golf after seeing it advertised in the Dubai version of Gumtree
    So it's more likely that it was a local and he fell foul of the same crappy defamation laws that exist in Thailand.

    But there is a lot of this story missing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    The linked article contains a couple of lines of a more newsworthy story about someone with cancer arrested in Dubai for possessing prescription cancer medicine.
    Which turned out to be Temazepam, Clonazepam and Citalopram, for which he did not have a prescription. Would you go through an airport with controlled drugs and no prescription, unless you'd bought them on Sukhumvit?



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    he did have a prescription for his medication.


    A British man in urgent need of cancer treatment has spent five weeks in a Dubai jail after he was arrested for carrying anti-depressants, his lawyers have said.

    Perry Coppins, 61, was detained at Fujairah seaport last month despite having prescriptions for the drugs, which are legal in United Arab Emirates (UAE.)

    The maritime security officer from Nottingham was stopped by a customs official and told he had "too many pills", according to Detained in Dubai, a campaign group which has taken up his case.


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    Mr Coppins has been treated for anxiety for 21 years and was travelling with enough medication for a six-month journey at sea

    Since his arrest he has been denied temazepam, clonazepam and citalopram, said Detained in Dubai, a not-for-profit legal organisation.

    His “psychological condition [had] deteriorated rapidly” and he had suffered “severe withdrawal” symptoms including hallucinations, weight loss, “intense pain, bouts of blindness and uncontrollable sweating”, it said.

    The father-of-three has also been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer which the UAE was “refusing to give him treatment” for, Detained in Dubai added. He is due to stand trial on 15 January.

    “Perry needs urgent treatment for his prostate cancer," said Radha Stirling, the organisation’s chief executive. "To deny him this in a timely fashion is a gross violation of his human rights. We hope that the UAE will show compassion to Perry and his children, and release him immediately, so that he can return home for the medical treatment he needs.”

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    Calling for his release, Mr Coppins’ family said denying him cancer treatment was “like giving him a death sentence”.

    He has two daughters, Pia, 24, and Mia, 10, and a 21-year-old son, Cameron, in the UK.

    "It’s so cruel. Nobody should be treated like this. He is not a young man and he needs medical help to cope with his anxiety," said Pia. “Not being allowed his cancer treatment is like giving him a death sentence. Does human life mean nothing to those people?”

    Mr Coppins’ ex-wife Lesley added: “Perry and I spilt up, but he is a good man who loves his kids. I really hope the Dubai authorities decide to do the humane thing and let him free. Those medicines are taken by millions of people. He needs them to function.”

    Ms Stirling said she believed Mr Coppins was stopped by an “overzealous” customers official, who rejected his prescription paperwork and called in police.

    She added: “UAE laws on medicines are often vague and frontline law enforcement officials are frequently unaware of exactly what the rules permit or prohibit, so they make uneducated and arbitrary judgment calls

    http://http://www.independent.co.uk/...-a8143676.html



    this is just one more reason to avoid travelling to or through these barbaric medieval dystopian states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    he did have a prescription for his medication.
    But he didn't have it with him.

    I travel with beta blockers and the convicts gave me a hard time because I didn't have the actual paper with me, so now I carry a copy in my washbag with the pills.

    If you travel with prescription drugs, you should always carry at least a copy of the prescription.

    I dare say if he had one he probably wouldn't have had any hassle.

    As it is, they probably get idiots coming back from overseas with stuff they bought on the street all the time, and just treated him as one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    Obviously personal hygiene and grooming is not high on your list then.


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    Another thing that surprises me regarding the cancer patient is what the fuck were his company doing?

    Every company has a local gopher, and he very probably could have been bailed if they'd sent someone down there with some money and a copy of his prescription.

    If they thought they were going to end up fining him, they'd usually set the bail as the same amount as the fine.

    Pretty piss poor on their part if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    There you go Arry- Whatsapp works in the UAE
    he has yet to figure out how it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post

    Hilarious that this shithole is selling itself as a holiday resort.
    indeed, almost got myself arrested there for a small incident in the connecting flight after I didn't show my boarding pass to some silly overzealous idiot after I did for the 10th time to other overzealous idiots,

    the fooker even called the captain to have me ejected from the plane,

    I am like WTF ???? for a boarding pass ???

    these fookers are fucking sensitive little shit, with fragile ego and megalomaniac tendencies, think they are fooking gods or something, they are fooking filthy arabs for christ sake, ask Harry, he knows every sensitive part of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    indeed, almost got myself arrested there for a small incident in the connecting flight after I didn't show my boarding pass to some silly overzealous idiot after I did for the 10th time to other overzealous idiots,
    They probably gave you a hard time because you were an annoying poofter.

    I can imagine you mincing down the air bridge thinking you're important until some trolley dolley put you back in your place.


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    Those arabs filth in the UAE think they have reached civilization,

    but they are actually autistic idiots who get upset when their tourette routine is interrupted by normal civilized people from the real world,

    then they get really upset, as their bubble world hit the harsh reality of unpredictable cahos, like not showing your boarding pass for the 10th time

    fookers should be in desert fooking goats, not in an international airport checking passengers personal shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Those arabs filth in the UAE think they have reached civilization,

    but they are actually autistic idiots who get upset when their tourette routine is interrupted by normal civilized people from the real world,

    then they get really upset, as their bubble world hit the harsh reality of unpredictable cahos, like not showing your boarding pass for the 10th time

    fookers should be in desert fooking goats, not in an international airport checking passengers personal shit
    They don't do those jobs Buttplug. They leave them to cheap Eastern expats like Indians.

    Now I know why you don't like them, they put you in your place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Not for calls it doesn't
    What about the voice recorder or sending videos or is it for real time skype sex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    What about the voice recorder or sending videos or is it for real time skype sex?
    Nah his Thai bird lives with him.

    I don't know if voice recorder works, it's a kludge I suppose, but I think ideally he needs to be able to call people.

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    Camel jockeys are not noted for their intelligence, personal acumen, discretion or judgement given that for over two thousand years they've been copulating in a gene pool shallower than a whore's smile in a back alley on a November night in Scunthorpe and reproducing themselves from a bloodline as diverse as a village of lepers. These sister fucking towel heads are therefore congenital retards and as such are not permitted to engage in any activity that might require any nous but are confined to employment within their civil service where they can pose little danger to anyone except foreigners who of course do not count.
    When oil becomes obsolete and these lazy, feckless mofos have squandered all their wealth, one can take immense pleasure from the certain knowledge that the entire ME will return to its former state of savage barbarity amid an arid wasteland populated by tribesmen fucking their sisters, their camels and of course their brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    These sister fucking towel heads
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    tribesmen fucking their sisters
    ...repetition detracts from persuasive writing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Camel jockeys are not noted for their intelligence, personal acumen, discretion or judgement given that for over two thousand years they've been copulating in a gene pool shallower than a whore's smile in a back alley on a November night in Scunthorpe and reproducing themselves from a bloodline as diverse as a village of lepers. These sister fucking towel heads are therefore congenital retards and as such are not permitted to engage in any activity that might require any nous but are confined to employment within their civil service where they can pose little danger to anyone except foreigners who of course do not count.
    When oil becomes obsolete and these lazy, feckless mofos have squandered all their wealth, one can take immense pleasure from the certain knowledge that the entire ME will return to its former state of savage barbarity amid an arid wasteland populated by tribesmen fucking their sisters, their camels and of course their brothers.
    Except for the sheikhs who will have long departed for their US/European/Asian/Australian estates with bags full of money.

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