Dubai news round-up: April 18, 2011

Autopsy on Briton who died in police detention, Chinese spa-owner convicted, Gulf Film Festival’s success and more …

We know how busy you are, but you still need to know what’s happening in Dubai.

To save you some precious time, we’ve read the papers so you don’t have to.

Two forensic doctors are conducting an autopsy on the body of Lee Bradley Brown, 39, a Briton, who died in police detention last week.

The medical report is the second since the incident took place on Tuesday to confirm the reason for the death, said Dubai Police Chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim.
Full story: Gulf News

A Chinese spa-owner faces five years in jail for exploiting a man and two women by forcing them to offer sexual services to male customers.

The Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday convicted the 40-year-old businesswoman SX, who owns and runs the spa, of human trafficking and sexually exploiting the Thai man and his two female compatriots.
Full story: Gulf News

In a fitting testament to the success of the Gulf Film Festival in fostering Emirati film talent, the fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival will feature an impressive roster of brilliantly executed Emirati films.

Vying for the top honours in the Gulf Competition at the Gulf Film Festival for short and documentary, these Emirati films accentuate the new wave of cinematic talent in the UAE.
Full story: Khaleej Times

An Emirati policeman was sentenced to one year in jail on Sunday as the Court of First Instance found him guilty of intercepting three workers while they were walking home at a late hour, and stealing their money, labour cards and mobile phones.

According to prosecution records, the defendant, 23, was driving a 4WD when he intercepted three Bangladeshi workers at a late hour on February 16 last year, in the Rashidiya area.
Full story: Khaleej Times

More from News

Authorities seek to protect tenants and economy, will Dubai be next?

Book by May 31 for a 30 percent discount on the end-of-season spectacular

New photos released of the Hyperloop test which could cut the Dubai Marina to Saadiyat Island journey to less than nine minutes

Traffic and organisational difficulties mar stellar performance

Family friendly movie season every weekend until April

Musicians supporting Mariah Carey, Tom Jones and Enrique Iglesias in Dubai revealed


Follow us