Briton sentenced to jail in Dubai for touching man's hip freed, campaigners say


A Scot who was sentenced to three months in a Dubai jail for touching a man's hip has been freed, according to his representatives.

Ruler of the emirate Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made a special order for cases against Jamie Harron to be dismissed.

The 27-year-old from Stirling was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.

Campaign group Detained in Dubai (DiD) said he was sentenced to three months imprisonment at court on Sunday, but has now had his passport returned.