Brit Jailed For ‘Touching Man’s Hip’ Reveals ‘Real Reason’ He Was Arrested
The British electrician jailed in Dubai after being accused of sexual assault has spoken out about the incident.
Jamie Harron, 27, was arrested after brushing past a man in bar.
Originally deemed an act of assault, Harron now claims the man was jealous that he’d been chatting to a female waitress that he had his eyes on.
Police had claimed the businessman tried to stick his hand down the man’s pants – an allegation he called ridiculous.
He told Mail Online:
The legal system in Dubai is a shambles and if this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.
He was in there before us, and I think he was maybe trying to talk to her before, and then us two young guys come and start chatting to her and having a laugh, and he had a problem with it.
Jamie was put in a holding cell at Al Barsha jail where he shared a cell with up to 10 other men.
He slept on a threadbare mattress and couldn’t shower or brush his teeth for days.
Jamie finally arrived in Glasgow this week after being in Dubai since July.
He said of his ordeal:
I think it was a bad situation, to be honest. I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I still couldn’t believe it had actually happened and what it was that was going on.
Even now that I’m actually home, I still can’t believe that it was actually three and a half months.
I was in shock. I said ‘Of course I never did that. That man was fully clothed, and we were in a public bar.’ That is absolutely ridiculous.
The man who accused Jamie, Emad Tabaza, eventually dropped the charge but prosecutors went ahead with the case anyway.