What's worse is that the exact same thing that's happened to groove happened to an American DJ a couple of years back - the American Government got involved, put pressure on the UAE, and the guy got pardoned and sent back home.
Our government has a policy of "not getting involved in individual cases" meaning that whilst they might say to the UAE that they feel their sentences are harsh, they won't ask them to let Groove out, therefore our man stays locked up.
do you reckon it was because she was only filipino. i mean they get a lot more people sitting up and taking notice when they sentence a british dj to four years for a bit of weed than if it had been the filipino bitch caught with just over two grams.
those countries make no sense to me. don't even get me started on how they treat women. a friend of mine's dad has just left his entire family, gone back to bangladesh and married a nineteen year old*** what the fuck??????
I know a lot of people on a certain big dnb forum have been being total twats about this and are " yeah..well, he deserved it..shouldnt have taken weed in blah blha".. well we all do stupid things and take dumb risks whaich to be honest we dont always think through but to be facing 4 years in a saudi prison as a black man is not a good thing, they really wont care about him working for the BBC or that he has a big career in dnb...
The story of what has happened since Nov i heard was really unnerving and i really feel for his fam and hope that he gets out soon for his fams sake.
end of the day its quite a corrupt judicial system which he has fallen victim of.