A very close friend of mine has been wrongfully arrested and detained in Dubai since the 26th of January. So far, without being officially charged.
31-year-old Cat Le-Huy, Head of Technology at Endemol UK, was detained and arrested during a tourist visit to Dubai for carrying melatonin, an over-the-counter jet lag aid. Though once in custody Le-Huy tested negative for drugs and his melatonin was cleared by officials, he is still in Dubai jail with no charges and no release date.
Full story can be found on the Free Diz page where you can also donate to his mounting legal defense fund. Talk about Dubai being a tourist trap…
All of his family and friends (myself included) are shocked and worried.
Please pass this on to friends and family. Also, please spread the word around that Dubai is NOT a safe place for Western tourists, regardless of what their advertising campaigns say.
More information about this and other similarly horrible cases can be found on the BBC news site.No tags for this post.