A woman held in Dubai over Facebook posts calling her ex-husband's wife a "horse" has returned to Britain after she had been detained under cyber-crime laws.
Laleh Shahravesh, from Richmond, southwest London, arrived at Heathrow this morning where she was reunited with her 14-year-old daughter, according to the Detained in Dubai campaign group that supported her.
Ms Shahravesh, 55, was detained under controversial cyber-crime laws as she visited the United Arab Emirates for her funeral of ex-husband Pedro Correia Dos Santos in March with their daughter.
Authorities had received a complaint over posts made three years ago and Ms Shahravesh was warned she faced prosecution and up to two years in prison.
But during a court appearance yesterday, a judge ordered that her passport was to be returned if she paid a fine of 3,000 UAE Dirham (£624).
The pair had travelled to the United Arab Emirates on 10 March for her ex-husband’s funeral.
After discovering he had remarried in 2016, Ms Shahravesh called his new wife a "horse" on Facebook.
The Detained in Dubai campaign group welcomed the conclusion of Ms Shahravesh's case, but cautioned that "serious concerns remain regarding the many risks for foreigners in the UAE".
Radha Stirling, the campaign group's chief executive, said: "We maintain that the case against Laleh should have been dismissed at the outset, and while we are pleased that her nightmare is over, her conviction on this absurd case sets a dangerous precedent".