An expat American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
A helicopter mechanic posted on Facebook while on leave in Florida some not so nice remarks about his employer as well as complaining about life in the UAE and using a racial slur against the regions local people.
On returning to Abu Dhabi from his vacation in Florida, he was arrested for breaking the country’s strict cyber-slander laws.
His trial is due to start on 17 March and he could face up to five years in jail and a large fine if found guilty.
The laws were introduced in late 2012 and make it an offence to use the net to mock or deride organisations and individuals.
I would hope most people have the common sense to respect an overseas employer and the country you are working in but this is a clear warning just in case.
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