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US NewsLawyer of 'horse' insult Briton held in Dubai 'hired by new wife'

11:30  11 april  2019
11:30  11 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A British woman was arrested in Dubai after she had called the new wife of her ex-husband a " horse " on Facebook, according to a campaign group. Under the cyber-crime laws in the United Arab Emirates, defamatory statements on social media can attract fine or jail term.

Lawyer of 'horse' insult Briton held in Dubai 'hired by new wife' © Other Laleh Sharavesh and her daughter Paris. Pic: Detained In Dubai A woman being held in Dubai after allegedly calling her ex's new wife a "horse" has appeared in court, according to Sky sources.

Laleh Shahravesh was arrested a month ago on arrival in the United Arab Emirates, three years after making remarks on social media about her ex-husband and his new spouse.

She is accused of breaking Dubai's cyber crime laws, because of the online 'insults'. If found guilty she could face two years in prison and a £50,000 fine.

There was no resolution at today's court hearing and a new hearing will take place next week, Sky News understands.

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They were held in police custody for 12 hours before Ms Shahravesh’s passport was seized, according to Detained In Dubai campaign group. Her teenage daughter has now returned to Britain and has written to the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai , Sheikh Mohammed bin

In Dubai , cybercrime laws mean an old social media post made by a person before they visit the country could still see them fined or jailed for years. According to Detained in Dubai , Ms Shahravesh’s passport has been confiscated and her daughter had to fly home by herself, where she

It is also believed that the second wife has hired a new lawyer for Shahravesh.

That lawyer is said to have asked for more time.

The Detained in Dubai charity tweeted: "The hearing today brought no result, with a further delay as the complainants newly appointed lawyer comes up to speed with the case. #FreeLaleh & Paris's plight drags on without resolution."

Lawyer of 'horse' insult Briton held in Dubai 'hired by new wife' © PA One of the posts which campaigners have claimed has left Laleh Shahravesh, a single mother from London, facing two years in jail in Dubai

Shahravesh is said to have made the comments in 2016 when, while living in London, she saw photographs on Facebook revealing her ex-husband, a Portuguese man called Pedro, had remarried in Dubai. His new wife was a Tunisian woman.

The charity worker wrote on Facebook in the Persian language Farsi: "Khak bar sareh bishooret! Lanat be to. Mano vell kardi Barayeh in asbbb" (I hope you go under the ground you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse)."

She said she made a second post that read: "Ba yek horse aroosi kardi ahmagh" (You married a horse you idiot).

The new wife complained to the Dubai police.

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