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British-Australian man held in Dubai over charity support

British-Australian citizen Scott Richards, pictured in Dubai where he is accused of breaching a new law on promoting foreign charitiesA British-Australian man has been detained in Dubai for highlighting the work of an Afghan refugee charity on social media, a campaign group and his brother said on Friday. Scott Richards, 41, was arrested on July 28 and has been held at Al Murraqabat police station ever since, without being charged and without access to a lawyer, according to UK-based support group Detained in Dubai. The father-of-two is accused of breaching a new law on promoting foreign charities, according to the support group’s founder, Radha Stirling, who is also a long-time friend of Richards.

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