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Pair jailed over romp in back of taxi

A DUBAI court has sentenced a British woman and an Irishman to three months in jail after they were found guilty of sexual 
activity in the back of a taxi.

The sentence is the latest case of Westerners coming into conflict with the social codes in the United Arab Emirates, which maintains strict laws on sex-related issues, although it often turns a blind eye.

Prosecutors accused Rebecca Blake and Conor McRedmond of removing some clothing and fondling each other in a cab in May.

They denied the charges and accused the taxi driver of fabricating the story after a fare ­dispute.

The judge says the pair will be deported after serving their sentences, which they can appeal.

In 2008, a British couple received a three-month sentence after being charged with having sex on a Dubai beach.

 
 
 

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