- Jan 21, 2015
Scottish Man arrested in Dubai for bumping into another man and not allowed leave Dubai. His life is in ruins, job lost, in debt. Why would anyone go to the kip? I dont think I'd even want to change flight there. Dubai should be on list of countries not safe to visit, it might put pressure on them to change their laws
he parents of a man facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai for touching another man's hip at a bar have spoken out about their ordeal.
Jamie Harron's mother Patricia has told of being unable to sleep due to being "up all night worrying".
Mr Harron, 27, from Stirling, claims he only touched the man in the bar three months ago so they did not "bump and spill drinks".
According to campaign group Detained in Dubai, Mr Harron had expected to be arrested at a hearing on Sunday for failing to appear at a previous court date, which the group claimed was moved without notification.
However, the electrician was not arrested but was told to remain in the city for future court hearings.
The ordeal has left him stuck in the emirate for three months facing jail, jobless and in huge amounts of debt.
Mr Harron's father Graham says his son has "never been a problem" and before this was "never in trouble".