Sunday, April 4, 2010

British couple jailed in Dubai for public kiss.

From Daily Mail:
Two Britons today lost their appeal against a conviction for kissing in public in Dubai.

Ayman Najafi, 24, and Charlotte Adams, 25, were given a one-month prison sentence by the Gulf resort's authorities.

They were allegedly seen kissing on the mouth in a restaurant, breaching Dubai's strict decency laws.

They were arrested by police in November last year and appeared in court last month.
According to reports, a judge at Dubai's Misdemeanours Court heard written evidence from the 38-year-old mother who complained to police.

She said she was offended by their behaviour at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, where she was dining with her daughter.

The judge dismissed Mr Najafi's claim he had merely kissed Miss Adams on the cheek and sentenced both to a month in jail followed by deportation.

The pair were bailed pending today's appeal against the sentence and have now said they will appeal again.

It is understood the Dubai authorities are holding their passports so they cannot leave the country.

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