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01 March 2024

Man locked up compatriot for Dh600,000 ransom

By Eman Al Baik

A Chinese allegedly kidnapped, confined and threatened a compatriot to force the victim's girlfriend to pay Dh600,000 in ransom, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

WC, 36, visitor, was also accused, along with with another convict and other illegal entrants, of assaulting the victim, BH, in July 2008.

The fingerprints of the accused were found in the room where the victim was confined, according to the records.
The Court of the First Instance had awarded WW, the first accused in the case, ten years in jail followed by deportation and the Appeals Court had upheld the verdict in June 2009.

The court adjourned the case to February 28.