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another example of Dubai 'hospitality'

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Submitted by PJ Moore (Canada), Mar 19, 2008 at 18:16

Yesterday's National Post has a letter from the parents of a Canadian man arrested last year in Dubai. He had just finished working in Kandahar as an anti-narcotics officer for the Afghan government. He had 2 poppy seed pods in his luggage as a souvenir -- admittedly not a smart move -- and was arrested while passing through Dubai.

Arrested -- no lawyer -- no interpreter -- no opportunity to explain -- given a 4 year sentence for drug possession! Efforts by the Canadian government (I assume) helped to get him released after 'only' 8 months.

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