Detained Qatari’s son held in UAE

December 24, 2013 - 3:11:09 am

DOHA: A son of a Qatari medical doctor, who is being tried by a UAE court for alleged links to a banned social organisation there, has been arrested while attending a court hearing against his father yesterday, Al Sharq reports.

Hassan, the son of Dr Mahmoud Al Jaidah who was detained by the UAE police late last February in Dubai while he was on his way to Doha from Bangkok, told the daily his brother Abdul Rahman had been taken into custody while attending the hearing in their father’s case.

However, some tweeters, apparently from the UAE, said Abdul Rahman was arrested after he assaulted a security official outside the court premises.

“Abdul Rahman broke one of the fingers of the officer,” said one tweeter. “He became emotional and began screaming while security officials tried to calm him down.”

Another tweeter said: “Some people are trying to suggest that the incident took place inside the court premises. This is not true. The incident took place outside the court”.

Yet another tweet message said that security officials of the court had earlier complained about the behaviour of Abdul Rahman so when he came into the court premises, a security official asked him to accompany him for questioning him. This might have infuriated him.

The Peninsula

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