In Dubai, Public Kissing Can Land You in Jail
Huang, Carol, The Christian Science Monitor
In Dubai, British couple Charlotte Adams and Ayman Najafi were given a month in jail for public kissing. What do foreigners living in Dubai think of the case?
The news made for titillating global headlines:
"Smooching Brits banished from Dubai."
"Blonde whose kiss could lead to jail."
But foreigners here in Dubai express little shock or outrage that twenty-something Brits Charlotte Adams and Ayman Najafi were given a month in prison for kissing in public late last year. The appealed sentence was upheld by a judge here on Sunday.
Most foreigners express sympathy with the Dubai government's point of view - and amusement at the whole affair. …
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Publication information: Article title: In Dubai, Public Kissing Can Land You in Jail. Contributors: Huang, Carol - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: April 5, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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