30 January, 2007

Pardon Me?

Mariam Shafeek, 21, was arrested at Dubai Airport last Thursday after being found with 0.2g of marijuana in her purse.

The penalty for marijuana possession in the United Arab Emirates is four years jail, regardless of the amount.

...
Detective Sergeant Greg Murton, of the Christchurch police drug squad, said even 0.5g of marijuana was a "tiny amount".

He said it would be about the size of a 5c piece and would be enough for only "half a marijuana cigarette".
-- more here

It’d be great to see a pardon on this case.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How to get screwed by your greedy landlord.
And the governemnt will always side with the citizen.

Now get off my damn lawn you temporary worker ™ !

Anonymous said...

As this post has been assigned a Police tag, I guess this one might make more sense here.

Can someone explain whats are those extra options on the rta.ae website?

HERE

BD said...

The article made no mention of any denial by the girl or her father that she had been in possession of the drug. It's hard to feel sympathy without any reference to that.

samuraisam said...

The article made no mention of any denial by the girl or her father that she had been in possession of the drug. It's hard to feel sympathy without any reference to that.

I believe Dallas Austin never made any denial either.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

And the government will always side with the citizen.

And this is a bad thing? Last time I checked a government is SUPPOSED to look out for it's citizens. not other countries' citizens.

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