Australian woman jailed in Abu Dhabi for Facebook post

An Australian woman has been arrested and jailed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for “writing bad words on social media”, the ABC reports.

Jodi Magi, aged 39, posted a photo to Facebook she had taken of a car parked across two disabled parking spaces outside her apartment in Abu Dhabi.

She blanked out the licence number and did not post any identifiable detail, according to the ABC’s PM program on Monday night.

But a complaint landed Ms Magi in an Abu Dhabi court, where she was found guilty of “writing bad words on social media about a person” and told she would be deported.

h/t Suze

  • Xavier

    If you’re white and/or Christian and leave your own country you will be persecuted. It’s not really that hard to understand.

  • Ed

    Being deported from that shithole is like winning the lottery.

  • David

    Note to self, don’t visit Abu Dhabi no matter how much they say they will pay me.

  • bob e

    this gal should consider herself lucky ..

  • suze

    Blazing, I’m starting to say leave her there. Rumour has it, she wears ‘i hate tony Abbott ‘ t shirts and expects the government to help her.

  • Hard Little Machine

    these mugs who go off to these exotic shit holes deserve what happens to them

  • simus1

    When a western foreign, especially infidel “wage slave”, gets a job in the Gulf, it is important to remember each of the two words can stand by itself if some local having a bad day deems it to be so.

  • Chatillon

    When going to the Middle East to work, one needs two buckets. One is for money, the other is for shit. When one or the other is filled, you leave.