Mum jailed over wine

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

A BRI­TISH woman, who claimed she was jailed in Dubai for drink­ing a glass of wine on her flight from Lon­don, has been re­leased on the or­ders of the coun­try’s ruler.

Dr El­lie Hol­man, 44, was locked up for three days with her four-year-old daugh­ter.

She was re­leased yes­ter­day af­ter Sheik Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al-Mak­toum per­son­ally in­ter­vened.

Dr Hol­man, a mother of three, claimed she was im­pris­oned af­ter say­ing she had con­sumed a glass of red wine on an Emi­rates flight to Dubai. It is il­le­gal to drink al­co­hol in Dubai, a Mus­lim emi­rate.

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