There has been growing unease in Dubai, particularly among foreigners, over that country’s increasing enforcement of morality codes under Sharia-based laws (here). The latest victim is Simon Andrews, 56, who is facing six months in jail for flipping the bird in public.
Andrews allegedly made the gesture at Mahmud Rasheed, 18, during an argument. Rasheed immediately called the cops who charged him with public indecency.
To make matters worse, he has had to remain in the country for eight months — a period extended after Rasheed failed to appear in court. He insisted that he never used the obscene gesture.
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