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Woman drops kissing conviction appeal

Published 05/04/2010 | 05:00

A British woman convicted of indecency for kissing a friend in a Dubai restaurant has told her lawyer to abandon her appeal so she can serve her month-long sentence and "get on with" her life, writes Aislinn Laing in Dubai.

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Charlotte Adams (26) from north London, lost an appeal yesterday against her conviction, together with fellow Briton, Ayman Najafi (24).

The pair claimed they had merely kissed each other on the cheek as a greeting on November 27 but a local woman said they were embracing passionately.

The pair have 30 days to decide if they want to appeal to Dubai's highest legal authority, the Court of Cassation, but a tearful Ms Adams said she wanted to serve her sentence and leave Dubai "as soon as possible".

"I want to go to jail so I can get on with my life," she said. "Ayman can appeal but I just want the 30 days." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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