Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, Scotland, has been stripped of his passport and faces a three-year sentence over allegations he touched a leading businessman’s leg in a bar. Mr. Harron has already been sentenced to a month in prison and fined 2,000 dirhams (£412) for drinking and making a rude gesture.
It has now emerged that the businessman dropped the complaint after realising the punishment Mr Harron is facing – but prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are still taking the case forward.
Mr. Tabaza, the businessman who filed the charges and is the managing director of global technology firm Neuman & Esser, is said to have received death threats following the incident. In a statement issued on behalf of the businessman, a spokesman for the company said: ‘With a certain distance from the incident and the punishment to be expected for the suspect, our employee decided to withdraw the complaint despite the harassment having been confirmed by several witnesses. ‘However, according to the typical laws for the country, this does not automatically result in the termination of the proceedings as, for example, very likely in England or Germany.’
Source: The Daily Mail
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