UK concerned for woman Detained in Dubai over Facebook posts

Britain’s foreign minister says he is”worried” about a U.K. woman detained in Dubai for allegedly insulting her ex-husband’s new spouse on Facebook.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated Monday that Laleh Shahravesh”has become the best possible support” from British diplomats.

The group Detained in Dubai states as she arrived for her ex-husband’s funeral Shahravesh was arrested at Dubai Airport on March 10. Authorities there’d received a complaint regarding Facebook articles that she supposedly produced in 2016 calling her ex’s new wife a”horse.”

The United Arab Emirates has stringent laws regarding what can be posted online.

Detained at Dubai, which assists individuals who fall foul of the Gulf state’s legal system,” says Shahravesh faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison and also a 50,000-pound ($65,000) fine.