Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Australians to be deported from UAE

‘Three Australian businessmen charged with misbehaving on a flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are expected to be deported from the country within the next 24 hours.

For the past six weeks the trio had faced the possibility of 14 years’ jail or floggings under Shariah law.

David Evans has instead received a 12 month suspended sentence for using rude language and touching a stewardess on the arm.

Jeremy Snaith has received a six month suspended sentence for drinking alcohol without a permit and using offensive language.

A third Australian, William Sargent, has been acquitted because the prescription drug in his blood stream did not fall under UAE jurisdiction.

The businessmen’s lawyer, Ross Hill, says they are expected to be deported within the next 24 hours.’

Followup to Pair accused of air fracas face desert hell in jail.

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