29 Aug '17, 2am

S’porean duo previously jailed in Abu Dhabi returns to S’pore https://t.co/sWCM7H1X1c

A pair of Singaporeans trialled and jailed in the United Arab Emirates for cross-dressing are free to go. This has been confirmed in a post by Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Aug. 29, 2017: Advertisement The duo, a pre-operative transgender woman and a man, have had their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation, the BBC reported . Arrested on Aug. 9 Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, 37, and Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, 26 were arrested in Abu Dhabi on Aug. 9 for “wearing women’s clothes in public”. They were stopped by police at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi as they tried to eat at a food court, the campaign group Detained in Dubai said. A court found them guilty within a week and sentenced them to a year in prison. However, the BBC reported that UAE officials later said they only had to pay US$2,720 (S$3,686) fines. The Associated Press reported that the pair’s...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/08/sporean-duo-previously-jail...

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