A British-Australian man living and working in Dubai has been detained for sharing a charity’s appeal for donations on Facebook.
If you or your clients are visiting, living or working in Dubai, we would highly recommend being aware of this case and the related legislation.
From the BBC –
UK and Australian citizen Scott Richards held in Dubai
A 42-year-old man arrested in Dubai for sharing a charity post on his Facebook page has been charged.
Scott Richards, who holds both British and Australian citizenship, promoted a charity drive to buy blankets and tarpaulins for refugees in Afghanistan.
He was held for 22 days then charged with fundraising without permission.
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Man faces jail term in Dubai for Facebook link to charity https://t.co/TTftg5NW07
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 19, 2016
Australian man detained in Dubai for sharing Facebook post raising money for refugees https://t.co/mfEx0pq4U3
— TIME.com (@TIME) August 19, 2016
British citizen arrested in Dubai after calling for help for refugees https://t.co/98t2Fno8AF
— Evening Standard (@standardnews) August 19, 2016
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