Jamie Harron's terrible ordeal should encourage the media to dig deeper and explore the human rights behaviour of the UAE authorities. If it does this, then some good may come of this episode. However, if the media chooses to frame it in cultural and racial terms then the outcome will be somewhat different. One only has to note the Islamophobic comments underneath some of the articles to see how quickly this can degenerate into racist and, often orientalist, stereotyping.
He is free to leave.
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, said: “We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed for his personal
'Never ever go to Dubai on holiday.'
Stirling MP Stephen Kerr confirmed he was in touch with Harron’s family and the FCO and that he was “trying to do everything
'People have to stop visiting that country.'
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