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Media man in Dubai jail hell

PUBLISHED: 12:16 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 11 August 2010

A NIGHTMARE ensued for a British expat who spent two weeks in a Dubai prison under what he called horrendous conditions Nick Brown, 34, of Longbridge Road, Barking, says he spent two weeks in an overcrowded prison for drink-driving, and is now facing o

A NIGHTMARE ensued for a British expat who spent two weeks in a Dubai prison under what he called 'horrendous conditions'

Nick Brown, 34, of Longbridge Road, Barking, says he spent two weeks in an overcrowded prison for drink-driving, and is now facing one to six months imprisonment for another offence which he claims he did not commit.

Now he has spoken to the Post over the telephone about his ordeal.

Mr Brown moved to Dubai in February, 2008, when he was offered a once in a lifetime chance to live and work in the wealthy gulf state as a clients' manager for a media firm.

He said that on November 20, he was arrested for drink-driving, which he regrets.

He was jailed for 14 days, and paid the hefty fine of 20,000 AED (£3,700).

However, he was then re-arrested for allegedly having stuck up his middle finger to undercover policemen on the night of his first arrest, an offence he denies.

If convicted, he could face another one to six months in prison for that offence.


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