Charges dropped against Dubai Scot

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Image caption Jamie Harron had been not able to leave the country since July

The Scottish man accused of general public indecency in Dubai has had the particular charges against him dropped following the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai intervened.

Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, had been sentenced in order to three months in jail for touching a man’s cool in a bar.

Held in Dubai, the group representing Mister Harron, said he had been exonerated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

It stated Mr Harron had his passport returned and is free to leave Dubai.

Mr Harron’s mom Patricia declined to be interviewed, yet told BBC Scotland that the family members were “ecstatic” at the news.

Mr Harron had already been accused of drinking alcohol and creating a rude gesture towards the businessman which made the complaint.

Detained in Dubai spokeswoman Radha Stirling said: “The situations against him have been dismissed, as well as the sentence imposed by the court the other day has been nullified.

“We wish to express our deepest appreciation to Sheikh Mohammed for their personal intervention in this case, and for exonerating Jamie at long last.

“It has now been established that the accusations against Jamie were entirely unprovoked, defamatory, and meritless. ”

Civil action

Ms Stirling said Mr Harron was now considering a case against the businessman and his employers.

Mr Harron was imprisoned in July and charged along with public indecency.

This individual claimed he had simply been wanting to avoid spilling his drink whenever he touched the man.

The man who made the problem against Mr Harron later withdrew it, but prosecutors in Dubai continued with the case.

Mr Harron, who worked being an electrician in Afghanistan, was on the two-day stopover in the United Arabic Emirates at the time of the incident.

He said he dropped his job and has spent over £ 30, 000 in costs and legal fees as a result of the situation.