Daughter begs for release of mum jailed for calling ex-husbands new wife a horse
The daughter of a British woman arrested in Dubai over Facebook posts which branded her ex-husbands new wife a horse has begged its ruler to let her come home.
Laleh Shahravesh, 55, faces two years in jail and a £50,000 fine over posts allegedly written three years ago after she discovered that her former partner, Pedro, had remarried, the Detained In Dubai group said.
Ms Shahravesh, from Richmond, south-west London, was arrested with her daughter Paris, 14, at Dubai Airport when the pair visited on March 10 for Pedros funeral, one week after his death from a heart attack, aged 51.
They were held for 12 hours before Ms Shahraveshs passport was seized.
The teenager, who has returned to Britain, has written to the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
She said in the letter published by Detained in Dubai: I have not seen my mother in 23 days, and with every passing day, I feel less hopeful of her return.
I ask kindly: please, please return my mothers passport, and let her come home.
Ms Shahravesh had been married to Pedro for 18 years and they lived together in Dubai, where he worked for HSBC, for eight months before she returned to Britain with their daughter.
A few months later, in 2016, she unexpectedly received divorce papers and saw from photos on Facebook that Pedro, who is Portuguese, had remarried.
In one post, she wrote: I hope you go under the ground you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse.
In another comment, which she wrote in Britain, she said: You married a horse you idiot.
She said: I had no idea he was getting married again, and so soon after our own marriage broke down.
I reacted badly. I lashed out and wrote two unpleasant comments about his new wife on his Facebook page.
Ms Shahraveshs posts, written in Farsi, were reported by Pedros new wife, Samah Al Hammadi, 42, from Tunisia, Detained In Dubai said.
Radha Stirling, chief executive of Detained In Dubai, said Ms Hammadi had since posted on Facebook that she was considering retracting her statement out of respect for Paris.
She said: We are delighted to hear that the complainant is considering dropping the charges, however it should never have become such an issue because the Dubai prosecution should not have allowed it to escRead More – Source