A 21-year-old British man and a 19-year-old Syrian man was found guilty by an Abu Dhabi criminal court on drug charges and distributing. It may seem to be "no big deal", but that is until you understand the punishment for such a crime in the UAE, death.
The Emirati court and Justice Ministry officials aren't releasing any information about the case other then confirming the possibility of the men receiving the death penalty for selling marijuana.
The identities of the two men involved haven't been made public as of yet.
The big city full of glamorous shopping malls and skyscrapers is not down with the green, and no active pothead will make it alive in their country. The legal system is based on old traditional values and the punishments for breaking the laws are rather stiff, especially for drug use and indecent behavior.
The recent years convictions reflect the zero tolerance for acting "human", citizens and foreigners have been jailed and/or deported for kissing in public, using profanity, flipping off drivers, sending naughty text messages and one couple was jailed for 3 months for having sex on the beach.
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