Jailed Kisser Slams Dubai 'Hypocrisy'

Brit woman exits squalid desert prison after 'peck'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2010 3:07 AM CDT
"Laws need to change," says Brit kisser.   (?vmiramontes)
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(Newser) – A furious Brit is slamming Dubai "hypocrisy" after serving time for giving her male friend a "peck on the cheek." Charlotte Adams spent 23 days in a squalid desert prison for violating "decency" laws after an innocent flirtation and "maybe" a quick kiss at a Dubai restaurant. "I would never have snogged someone in the middle of a crowded restaurant—especially in Dubai," Adams told the Mail. But the "laws need to evolve to match the culture. At the moment, it's all just hypocrisy."

Adams, who traveled often to Dubai for work, was released last week and deported. "I love Dubai, and it makes me sad that I'll never come back," she said. "Although I think I'd struggle to ever feel free" there again.

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