Briton faces jail in Dubai after brushing against man in bar

A Scotsman could be locked up for three years in a Dubai jail after being charged with public indecency for putting his hand on man in a bar.

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The "cultural misunderstanding" has left Jamie Harron stuck in Dubai for three months facing jail, jobless and in huge amounts of debt.

Jamie, who is from Stirling, has spent over £30,000 in expenses and legal fees and used all of his £20,000 savings as well as spending another £12,000 on a credit card.

The electrician was in Dubai on a two-day stopover as he was flying back to work in Afghanistan. The 27-year-old has been held in the UAE since July 15 on two charges of drinking alcohol and public indecency.

Radha Stirling, chief executive of Detained in Dubai, told ITV News: "It is quite outrageous that he has been held in the country for so long already.

"This is another example of how vulnerable tourists are to arrest and detention in Dubai and at how drawn out and disorganised legal proceedings are.

"If Jamie is sentenced to prison, he faces human rights violations and torture."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman told The Sun: "We have been in contact with a British man following his arrest in Dubai in July. We are providing consular assistance."

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