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Australian woman deported over Facebook photo

An Australian woman is to be deported from Abu Dhabi after reportedly “writing bad words on social media.”

Abu Dhabi skyline.
Abu Dhabi skyline. Image by andresumida / CC BY 2.0

The expat, who teaches Emirati women graphic design, posted a photo on Facebook of a car parked across two disabled spots outside her apartment. She was sentenced for a cyber crime offence.The  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said that it is providing consular assistance to an Australian national who had been arrested in the UAE. Read more: theguardian.com