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The Jordanian man who had a British tourist arrested in Dubai for touching him on the hip has been identified as the Managing Director of a global technology giant.
Emad Tabaza accused Jamie Harron of public indecency after the 27-year-old tried to squeeze past him in a popular night spot - meaning he could face up to three years in a UAE jail.
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Today Mr Harron, from Stirling, Scotland, gave an emotional plea to come home, saying: 'I just want to be back with my family'.
Mr Tabaza heads up Neuman & Esser, a corporation which produces machinery for other companies within the oil and gas industry, as well for renewable energy and and food firms.
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The Brit's lawyers yesterday accused him of 'trying to show off his power in front of his friends' by getting Mr Harron arrested.
And today Mr Harron released a statement through Radha Stirling, who runs Detained in Dubai and is overseeing his case.
'I - Support - Everything - Press
He said: 'I am overwhelmed with the international support. I haven't even brought myself to look at everything in the press.
'Friends keep phoning me and telling me and I am just amazed that so many people are behind me. I am just stunned.
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'I am trying my best, on advice, not to stress about the possibility of being jailed but it is hard for me to put that very real likelihood out of my mind. I just want this to be over and to be back with my family.'
He said the experience has left him 'broken emotionally' and facing a £32,000 legal bill, while his father Graham has urged tourists to avoid the city.
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Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday, Ms Stirling said: 'He [the accuser] was saying things like "do you know who I am?"
'His friends told him to...
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