Press Releases • Jan 30, 2018 15:45 GMT
Fitness professional Jordan Branford, 44, from Eugene, Oregon in the USA used the word “bitch” on Instagram, and is now facing 7 years in a harsh, notoriously violent desert jail. In the Middle Eastern state of Dubai, “bitch” can be interpreted as an offensive word, even when not directed at a specific person; and in the UAE is subject to criminal sanctions.
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