Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A change of policy?

There's a very interesting little phrase in today's Gulf News court report about a drug possession case. Almost a throw-away line but potentially very important.

In the past there have been reports of people being sentenced for having banned substances in their system, even though they consumed them outside the UAE. That a drug in your body is deemed 'possession' has raised critical comment about our judicial system.

The phrase in today's report, almost a throw-away line, is highlighted here:

A banned drug was found in his system but no charge was brought. I wonder whether it's a one-off or if it may be the general policy in future.

The paper's website has an edited version and the phrase isn't included. You'll find it here.

1 comment:

CG said...

they should throw the key away....