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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:16 AM
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Briton 'beaten to death' in a Dubai police cell after being arrested for swearing
Source: MailOnline

A British tourist was beaten to death by officers in a Dubai police station after being arrested for swearing, it was claimed yesterday.

Lee Bradley Brown, 39, was on holiday at a 1,000-a-night hotel in the Arab state when he was thrown into a filthy cell.

Police sources say he was badly beaten up by a group of police officers, leaving him unconscious on the floor.

Inmates told how they watched officers bundle him into a body-bag and drag him out of the building.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1376649/Briton-...
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:59 AM
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1. cripes
never going there.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:31 AM
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2. do not visit this shithole country
you can get 4 years in jail for a sand grain sized piece of weed or hash in the bottom of your pocket. i will never even fly through this shithole. fucking shit i would be done up for swearing in the airport

did he swear in arab or in english?
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:02 PM
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18. It a fitting place for Hailburton and Xe (black water)
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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:38 PM
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24. Shit hole is being to kind.
It's a country built and maintained by slaves.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:33 AM
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3. And they were so hoping to be a tourist mecca.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:38 AM
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4. There goes their tourist industry. People who spend $2000 a night for a hotel
have better options than death by local police thugs.

BTW, didn't Halliburton move to Dubai?

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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:55 AM
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5. Yes.
They can have each other.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:22 AM
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7. It's a fair bet Cheney did NOT tell the Emir.....
...to go fuck himself.
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IADEMO2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:15 AM
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6. Tiger Woods treated much better in Dubai. $$$$$
http://www.waggleroom.com/2011/2/10/1986413/tiger-woods...


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February 10 -- The $3 million Tiger Woods reportedly pocketed for appearing at this weeks Dubai Desert Classic is chump change compared to what golfs No. 3 hauled in for his failed Dubai golf resort.

Woods reportedly banked $55.4 million in two payments in 2006 and 2008 to "develop" and shill for a palatial golf destination in Dubai that the actual developer pulled the plug on last week, according to Arabian Business. And thats just a fraction of some $98.8 million Woods stood to make had the economy not tanked and taken the Tiger Woods Dubai resort with it.

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Tiger has been fined many times for swearing by the PGA. I guess he is more careful there or buys a profanity pass from the police.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:25 AM
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8. I have friends living there

They probably won't hear about this in the news there, so I'll pass this along. I'm having second thoughts
about visiting them. This is horrible.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:19 AM
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22. I wouldn't contribute a dime of tourist money
... in countries where women are so oppressed.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:27 AM
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23. My friend who works there thinks it's a 'wonderful place'.
I don't think she's getting the full story.
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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 03:42 PM
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25. Ask your friend about the slaves there.
There's an underclass of foreigners from poor countries who are literally slaves there

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/content/9419

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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:39 AM
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9. And we've got people here worrying that if these revolutions happen then the crazies will take over
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:10 PM
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19. That would be redundant...
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:01 AM
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10. And they try to pose as a pleasure destination. Do not go there.
There are posters on DU at times going on about how great it is there. The same people who criticize the US immigration policy go there and have no problems with the fact that workers who come there might stay a lifetime, but they can never be citizens.
And they engage in cruel and unusual punishments over thing modern minded people would never think of as a criminal offense.
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:54 AM
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11. Shit! That's a fucking overreaction
bunch of assholes.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:17 PM
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12. BBC link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13078349


I still have no idea what the appeal is of Dubai after all that has come out in recent years...There is something really ugly under their mile-wide, inch-deep shiny facade...
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:25 PM
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13. For swearing? I wouldn't last a fucking hour there.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:28 PM
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14. BTW - the article you link to says nothing about swearing.
It reads: "According to reports in a number of newspapers, Mr Brown, was arrested on 6 April over a row at the luxury hotel Burj Al Arab hotel while on holiday."
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:22 PM
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16. You're looking at the BBC report; the OP had a link to one of the newspapers
(the right wing tabloid the Daily Mail, unfortunately), and the title there is as reported in the thread title, and the first sentence is also correct.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:44 PM
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15. Fuckin' 'ell John!! That's a bit much!!
I'm sure that the Govt will step in and....oh who am I kidding...poor bastard...still no clue why anyone would holiday there in the first place...hot as hell and bugger-all to see except for sand...not my idea of a good time..
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:26 PM
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17. "Dubai death Briton Lee Brown 'choked on vomit'"
A British tourist died in police custody in Dubai after choking on his own vomit, officials have said.

Lee Brown, 39, of east London, was arrested at the Burj Al Arab hotel after being accused of physically and verbally abusing a female staff member.

The UK has called for an inquiry amid reports he was assaulted by officers.

But the claim was denied by an unnamed police official quoted by local media and Dubai's attorney general said the force followed the "highest standards".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13085398


I'd like to see a truly independent post-mortem carried out.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:12 PM
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20. Dubai's attorney general said the force followed the "highest standards".
Exactly whose standards would those match?
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:22 AM
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21. Maybe they were high while determining their standards. (nt)
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