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    Dubai Brits Jailed For Kissing On Cheek

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    <H1 class=storyHead><H1>Britons sentenced to a month in prison for kissing in Dubai restaurant

    Two Britons have been sentenced to a month's imprisonment for indecency after a local woman took objection to them kissing in a restaurant.

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    By Richard Spencer in Dubai, and Aislinn Laing
    Published: 6:40PM GMT 14 Mar 2010



    Ayman Najafi, 24, a marketing consultant who lives in Dubai, and Charlotte Adams, 25, an estate agent from North London, were said to have been touching each other and kissing passionately as they dined with friends in a beachfront restaurant.


    They were arrested and sentenced to a month in prison after which they were told they would be deported.

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    But the pair told a hearing at the Dubai Appeal Court on Sunday that they were the victims of a "huge misunderstanding" and had simply exchanged a friendly greeting.
    "We kissed each other on the cheek as a greeting, nothing more, Mr Najafi told Judge Aysar Fouad. Miss Adams pointed at her cheek to show where contact had taken place.
    The two are not the first Britons to fall foul of the strict laws in the conservative Muslim state. Last year Michelle Palmer, 36, and Vince Acors, 34, were sentenced to three months imprisonment for having sex on a beach.
    The latest incident took place when Miss Adams and Mr Najafi met along with four other friends for dinner at Bob's Easy Diner on the beachfront at the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex on November 27.
    The police were called at around 2am by an Emirati woman sitting at a nearby table with her children and claimed her daughter had been upset by the display of affection.
    "My daughter told me that the accused were kissing on the mouth, she said.
    Then I spotted them doing so myself. I also saw them touching each other, as they were seated two to three metres away from our table. A number of customers witnessed the scene as well.
    After being arrested, the two were tested for alcohol and shown to have been drinking, though the readings of 22mg/dl are less than the drink-drive limit in Britain.
    At the appeal hearing on Sunday, their defence lawyer Khalaf al Hosany said the couple admitted kissing each other on the cheek but denied any intention to break the law.
    Its part of their culture to kiss on cheeks as a greeting, he told the judge.
    But their pleas of not guilty to indecency were rejected and they were sentenced to a month in prison followed by deportation.
    They were also fined 1000 dirham (180 pounds) for being in a public place after consuming alcohol an offence in Dubai, though drinking alcohol itself is not.
    Mr Najafi has lived in Dubai for 18 months, where he works as a consultant for the Hay Group, a marketing firm.
    Miss Adams, 25, was visiting the country and staying with another friend.
    Her flatmate Jade Christa Williams, acting as a spokesman for Miss Adams, said what had happened was simply "a huge misunderstanding".
    "She is completely innocent and is looking forward to coming home soon to carry on with her life and put this behind her," she said.
    The pair were released on bail and are awaiting an April 4 verdict.


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    Bit strange seeing as the place is full whores from every nation in the world.

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    Dubai doesn't have a lot going for it anymore. The economy has turned to shit, and many international investors lost billions. If laws like this are enforced, it will finish the place off for good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by malako View Post
    Dubai doesn't have a lot going for it anymore. The economy has turned to shit, and many international investors lost billions. If laws like this are enforced, it will finish the place off for good..

    Agreed , not to mention it is filled with stinking Muslims

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    I wonder if it really was only a peak on the cheek ?

    At 2.00am ?

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    I don't agree with these whacky Islamo-laws, but they should have known better.

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    It's amazing that we're pressured so much at home to have respect for these peoples culture, things such as tolerating burkas, but they have absolutely no respect for ours.

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    Its oil and while they have it and we want it , we will lick their arse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Its oil and while they have it and we want it , we will lick their arse .
    Dubai has oil these days, when did this come about ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Dubai has oil these days, when did this come about ??
    They have a bit but the well is running dry. Hence the push to transform Dubai's economy onto non oil industry/services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Ayman Najafi, 24, a marketing consultant who lives in Dubai, and Charlotte Adams, 25, an estate agent from North London, ...“It’s part of their culture to kiss on cheeks as a greeting,” he told the judge.
    they deserved the jail time for this lie alone...since when was it part of English culture to kiss on cheeks as a greeting...

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    They should have been flogged. Completely unacceptable. The poor child and her innocent mother must have been scarred for life.

    The cheek!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Ayman Najafi, 24, a marketing consultant who lives in Dubai, and Charlotte Adams, 25, an estate agent from North London, ...Its part of their culture to kiss on cheeks as a greeting, he told the judge.
    they deserved the jail time for this lie alone...since when was it part of English culture to kiss on cheeks as a greeting...
    I agree. It's a disgusting habit introduced to Blighty by pompous pricks who went to Paris for the weekend. Occasionally when I'm introduced to someone they lean towards me as if they are going to kiss my cheek - I believe my glare informs them that I want no part of this poncey poofy Gallic habit.

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    This OK in Dubai.




    This, a go to jail do not pass go offense.


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    par for the course here in indo.

    cheek kissing greetings that is.

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    In Switzerland it's three kisses.

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    No way it was a kiss on the cheek at 2 in the morning.
    Some people just forget where they are.
    Last year a russian couple in line in front of me at immigration in Dubai gat yanked and taken away for 'canoodling' in line.
    I was just thinking to myself 'where do they think they are?' when a big asshole in a white dress and a teatowel came over and said exactly that "where do you think you are?" before taking them out the back. It must've gone ok as I saw them later outside, but still, do people forget where they are when they travel?
    Do you start talking about ways to build home made bombs in line at a U.S. airport.
    Good job I say.
    And Dubai is a shithole, I just got back on Saturday morning.
    Too many arrogant bloody Arabs in white dresses and teatowels. The only saving grace as far as the people go are the Flips, Indians and all the rest of the migrants who do the actual work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Dubai has oil these days, when did this come about ??
    They have a bit but the well is running dry. Hence the push to transform Dubai's economy onto non oil industry/services.
    No oil reserves but they do have gas...

    WikiAnswers - When will Dubai oil reserves finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy
    I agree. It's a disgusting habit introduced to Blighty by pompous pricks who went to Paris for the weekend. Occasionally when I'm introduced to someone they lean towards me as if they are going to kiss my cheek - I believe my glare informs them that I want no part of this poncey poofy Gallic habit.
    Back on the subject; have to agree with Teddy here and the vile habit is only perpetuated by droves of the unwashed class popping across the Channel for cheap fags and booze and returning with queer ideas...

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    Lotsa drugs being shipped through Dubai lately,...new economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Bit strange seeing as the place is full whores from every nation in the world.
    Spotted a few 'Gas cookers' playing in the sand myself..!



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    I wonder if it really was only a peak on the cheek ?

    At 2.00am ?
    On the other hand has the mother of the childeren who witnessed this horrific act, been charged with child abuse? keeping them out until the early hours of the morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    Do you start talking about ways to build home made bombs in line at a U.S. airport.
    No, but that is not a natural thing to do. Showing affection towards another person is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    Do you start talking about ways to build home made bombs in line at a U.S. airport.
    No, but that is not a natural thing to do. Showing affection towards another person is.
    there's showing affection then there's french kissing.

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    You didn't say that though, you said 'canoodling' which could mean innocent.

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