Monday, April 5, 2010

British Couple Faces Jail and Deportation for Kissing in Dubai

"Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails"
CNN's Yousef Rafayah contributed to this report.
April 4, 2010

"A Dubai appeals court judge has upheld the verdict against a British couple caught kissing in public.

Unless the couple makes a second appeal within 30 days, the court's decision Sunday means authorities will jail the couple for a month and then deport them. They will also be fined $300 for drinking alcohol.

Ayman Najafi and Charlotte Adams were arrested in November, accused of kissing and touching each other intimately in public -- violations of law against public indecency -- and consuming alcohol.

Najafi is a British man who lives and works in Dubai; Charlotte Adams is a British female tourist who was visiting the city-state at the time."

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