Apr 8, 2019

British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult

A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "Horse" on Facebook, campaigners have said. Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to attend her former husband's funeral. She faces prosecution over two Facebook comments she posted on pictures of her husband remarrying in 2016. Detained in Dubai said Ms Shahravesh could be sentenced to up to two years in prison and fined £50,000, despite the 55-year-old writing the Facebook posts while in the UK. The organisation said Ms Shahravesh's ex-husband's new wife, who lives in Dubai, reported the comments. "The FCO said in a statement:"Our staff are supporting a British woman and her family following her detention in the UAE. "We are in contact with the UAE authorities regarding her case."

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