British businessman detained for ‘Twitter abuse’ in Dubai
By Mark Lobel
21 December 2015
From the section UK
An ex-football club executive accused of social media crimes in Dubai will have to spend Christmas in prison, after his case was adjourned until January.
Ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh pleaded not guilty to cyber slander at a Dubai hearing on Monday.
Mr Haigh, 38, had been due to complete a two-year prison sentence in Dubai for financial misappropriation.
He says he could not have committed the alleged Twitter offence while in jail.
The authorities in Dubai and the investment bank at the centre of the social media complaint have both so far not commented on the matter.
The maximum penalty for cyber slander is three years in prison and a fine of up to £5,500.
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