Steamy text messages lands couple in Dubai jail

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A string of steamy text messages has landed an Indian couple in a Dubai jail.

The conviction reported Wednesday said the sexual content of the texts suggested the unnamed pair planned to “commit sin” - referring to an extramarital affair, which is illegal under Emirate law.

The two Indians, who worked as cabin crew for Emirates Airlines, were sentenced to three-month in jail, said authorities.

The texts surfaced in a divorce lawsuit by the woman's estranged husband.

It's the latest example of passions clashing with the law in cosmopolitan Dubai, which allows a lenient lifestyle but can sporadically enforce traditional social codes.

Earlier this week, a British couple said they will appeal a one-month jail sentence for exchanging a fiery kiss in a restaurant.

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