29 Aug '17, 5am

Two Singaporeans jailed in Abu Dhabi for “wearing women’s clothes in public” return home https://t.co/CEHqzhdjoL

Two Singaporeans, who were arrested in Abu Dhabi for wearing women’s clothes in public, returned home on Tuesday (29 August). Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, 37, a transgender woman and, 26-year-old freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman were arrested in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on 9 August for “wearing women’s clothes in public”. The UAE considers cross-dressing, being transgender and homosexuality as crimes. The court found them guilty and sentenced the pair to a year’s jail earlier this month. But UAE officials reduced their sentences to a fine of Dh10,000 (S$3,688) and deportation, according to a report on Sunday by Middle Eastern newspaper The National. In a video posted by Jessicaxes Lee on Facebook, the duo were seen exiting the arrival hall at Singapore’s Changi Airport to “welcome home” cheers from family and friend...

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