A British man was allegedly jailed in Dubai after sending an angry Whatsapp message to a car dealer who ripped him off.
Yaseen Killick, 29, had been working in the Middle East as an estate agent with wife Robyn for a short while before the pair returned to the UK to start a family.
While there, the pair say they bought a £6,000 VW Golf from a dealer that broke down within hours. After finding out the car had previously been written off, Yaseen wrote an angry Whatsapp message to the dealer asking: ‘How do you sleep at night?’
He didn’t think anything of it but when they tried to fly home to London for Christmas, the couple were stopped at the airport. Police then arrested Yaseen and he spent three weeks in jail before he was able to get out, according to The Sun.
The 29-year-old told the newspaper: ‘It was a nightmare. The prison conditions were horrific. ‘I was treated appallingly all for sending a WhatsApp message.’ This follows a number of cases where Brits have been held in the United Arab Emirates for questionable ‘crimes’.