Now Sexting Lands Dubai Travelers in Prison

Flirty texts indicated pair 'aimed to commit sin'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 18, 2010 2:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dubai has lowered the boom—again—on travelers whose behavior runs afoul of the nation's strict morality laws by sentencing a couple to 3 months in prison for sexting. The flirty texts indicated the Indian pair, who work for Emirates airlines, intended to "commit sin," according to court documents. The messages surfaced in divorce proceedings between the woman and her estranged husband, reports the Telegraph. British travelers have recently been sent to prison for kissing in public and purportedly "having sex" on a beach.

Watch what your cellphones say to each in Dubai.
Watch what your cellphones say to each in Dubai.   (?cochesaurus)
A couple who sent suggestive cell phone texts to one another intended to commit sin, according to Dubai court documents.
A couple who sent suggestive cell phone texts to one another "intended to commit sin," according to Dubai court documents.   (Getty Images)
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