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[LISTEN] Your rights as a South African when arrested abroad

| Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo speak to immigration lawyer Ashraf Essop about the options for South African citizens who are arrested abroad.

Immigration lawyer Ashraf Essop talks about the options for South African citizens who are arrested abroad. This follows the arrest of a couple in the UAE for having premarital sex.

The couple was arrested on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi when it was found the woman was pregnant out of wedlock.

Last week, the International Relations Department said the process behind the arrest of a South African man and his Ukrainian fiancé in Dubai was now in the hands of United Arab Emirates authorities.

Sex before marriage in the region is illegal.

It’s believed the woman was feeling ill and went to a medical centre, where the doctor found she was pregnant and reported her to police.

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