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Ellie Holman released under international pressures

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Ellie Holman released under international pressures

The British mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for drinking glass of wine on Emirates flight was released and allowed to return to her home following pressure from campaign groups.

The 44-year-old British dentist Ellie Holman was arrested on July 13 after having one glass of wine on her eight-hour Emirates Airline flight to Dubai from London.

She was taken into custody after an immigration official questioned her about her visa and asked if she had consumed alcohol.

Her arrest story went viral as a number of human rights groups called for her immediate release, questioning the UAE’s intolerant policy towards tourists’ drinking habits.

 

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