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Briton jailed for drinking in Dubai faces three years for 'touching man's hip'

Jamie Harron, a 27-year-old electrician from Stirling, is to appeal against 30-day jail sentence for drinking in a bar that was handed down in absentia A British man facing a possible three-year jail sentence in Dubai over claims that he touched a man on the hip in a bar has in the meantime been sentenced to a month in jail for making a rude gesture and drinking alcohol.The campaign organisation Detained in Dubai (DiD) said Jamie Harron has been sentenced in absentia to 30 days in prison for the action...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 11 October