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Tue 13 Sep 2016 04:49 PM

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Tourist has sentence commuted after insulting Dubai airport policemen

36-year-old Malaysian has 7-month jail term, deportation order suspended after incident at airport in January

Tourist has sentence commuted after insulting Dubai airport policemen
Dubai International Airport. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)

A Malaysian woman has had a seven-month jail term commuted to a suspended sentence after she was found guilty of insulting two police officers at Dubai International Airport, and for taking their pictures without permission.

The 36-year-old had been charged with the offences following an incident at the airport on January 25, when she found out that a ticket she had bought through an agency had not been logged with the airline.

The woman subsequently became angry after missing her flight, and “talked in an abusive and disrespectful manner” at the airport police station, the Khaleej Times reported.

She also took photos of two police officers, threatening to post them on Facebook.

The tourist admitted to the charges.

The woman was sentenced to six months in jail, followed by deportation, by Dubai’s Court of Misdemeanours in February, for insulting the police officers, with an additional one month in jail for taking the pictures.

However, Dubai’s Court of Appeal suspended the sentence for three years and cancelled the deportation order.  

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