Company defends man over ‘indecency’ claims
A German company which employs the man who made allegations against Jamie Harron have defended the Jordanian.
Accuser Emad Tabaza is managing director of Neuman and Esser, a corporation producing machinery for other companies within the oil and gas industry.
He accused the 27-year old electrician of public indecency after touching him to avoid bumping in to him in a bar.
In a statement, the company alleged Mr Harron was drunk at the time of the incident and the main instigator.
They also claim that the bar was not crowded at the time of the incident and that Mr Harron acted indecently, repeatedly touch the man on the thigh, in front of police.
The statement adds: “With a certain distance from the incident and the punishment to be expected for the suspect, our employee decided to withdraw the complaint despite the harassment having been confirmed by several witnesses.
“However, according to the typical laws for the country, this does not automatically result in the termination of the proceedings.
“If security had intervened correctly or the suspect had not behaved incorrectly – this complaint would never have arisen.”
Radha Stirling , chief executive of campaign group Detained in Dubai, who has been helping Mr Harron, said:“It’s surprising that they would take such a position, considering their employee has already sought to drop the charges in this case.
“It’s clear to all parties that this got blown out of proportion and it’s only the Dubai Public Prosecutor’s office that is insisting on pursuing it as a criminal matter.
“Neumann and Esser would be better advised to support a de-escalation of this dispute rather than dig their heels in on a matter which both sides appear to want dismissed.”
Mr Harron denies public indecency.