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Dubai ‘kissing couple’ awaits appeal verdict
British pair face one month in prison and deportation is appeal is unsuccessful.
March 14, 2010 10:09 by kippreport
A British couple accused of kissing in public in Dubai will find out on April 4 if their appeal against a one-month prison sentence has been successful.
The couple is accused of “committing a sexual act (by) kissing on the lips and touching,” lawyer Khalaf al-Hosani told AFP. “A final verdict will be reached on April 4,” he added.
The pair were arrested in November, after an Emirati woman accused them of kissing in a restaurant in the Jumeirah Beach Residence neighbourhood.