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Singaporean man, transgender friend arrested in UAE deported

The fashion photographer and his transgender friend were arrested at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall this month.

Picture: freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - A Singaporean man and his transgender friend facing jail in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a "feminine" way have had their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation.

The fashion photographer and his transgender friend were arrested at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall this month.

Abu Dhabi's penal code criminalises "indecent attire" as an act of public indecency.

The pair were sentenced to a year in jail.

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