Jamie Harron is freed a day after being sentenced to three months in jail, following intervention by country’s ruler

A Scottish man who was prosecuted in Dubai for touching a man’s hip has been freed, a day after being sentenced to three months in jail, his supporters have said.

Jamie Harron, 27, was told on Monday morning that the case against him had been dropped by special order of the United Arab Emirates prime minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, according to campaign group Detained in Dubai.

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