Men Released In UAE After ‘Most Inappropriate’ Selfie
some may consider taking selfies a crime of vanity, they’re not illegal in the
criminal sense. At least in most places.
tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates would be wise to use discretion in
where they point their cameras – even if it’s only at themselves.
detained 2 young men who took selfies in front of the Address Downtown Hotel as
it was engulfed in flames on New Year's Eve. It was certainly a crime of poor
taste – would you take a selfie at a car crash? – but the men were released
after investigators found "no evidence of criminal intent."
The news of the arrest and release of the 2 men comes after
another couple were similarly criticized on the night of the fire for taking
what was deemed to be the “most
inappropriate selfie ever” - smiling together with the burning hotel in the
states that people can be arrested, imprisoned and deported for taking
photographs without the consent of those shown.