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Laleh Shahravesh

Ms Shahravesh, from Richmond, south-west London, was detained under strict cybercrime laws when she visited the country with her daughter Paris, 14, three years after writing the posts.

“It is simply not enough to warn people to obey the laws and customs, when very often the legal system itself poses a threat even to law-abiding tourists who may be subjected to false arrests, fabricated cases, forced confessions, torture and lack of representation,” 

Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai

Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to attend her former husband's funeral.


She faces prosecution over two Facebook comments she posted on pictures of her husband remarrying in 2016.


Ms Shahravesh discovered her ex-husband was remarrying when she saw photos of the new couple on Facebook. She posted two comments in Farsi, including one that said: "I hope you go under the ground you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse".

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