Dubai student faces trial over Posting Cross-dressing Pictures of Himself on the ‘Net

Dubai- from – A student, who calls himself ‘Hamdan British’ has denied posting indecent pictures of himself wearing bikinis and seductive female outfits on the internet in order to seduce men.

When he appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance on Wednesday, the 22-year-old Emirati student, M.S., pleaded not guilty to charges of cross-dressing, posing as a male prostitute, insulting Islam by posting pictures of himself wearing women’s clothing and reading the Quran on the internet and violating the cyber-crime law.

“No. No,” he argued when he heard the charges read out to him by Presiding Judge Fahmi Mounir.

Prosecutors charged ‘Hamdan British’, who is popular by that name on the internet, with posing as a male sex worker and luring men to sleep with him for a fee.

According to records, M.S. was also charged with allowing another male suspect to have consensual sex with him.

Another suspect

The Dubai Misdemeanours Court is prosecuting the other male suspect, identified as M.H., on the charge.

Prosecutors, who questioned the defendant, additionally charged him with posing as a woman and taking pictures of himself wearing women’s lingerie and swimwear and posting photographs showing him dressed in women’s outfits and wearing make-up.

They alleged that the photographs were meant to seduce men. These pictures were posted on the internet and also emailed to potential male clients.

According to the chargesheet, Chief Prosecutor Hamad Juma Al Khalafi charged the suspect with impersonating a woman by cross-dressing and using women’s make up and accessories.

M.S. was also charged with offending Islam by taking a picture of himself dressed as a woman wearing a hijab and make-up and pretending to be reading the Quran and praying.


Prosecutors deemed his act as a violation of the Quran’s sanctity and accused M.S. of slandering Islam because he published that picture on the internet.

The defendant’s lawyer Jasem Al Naqbi asked the presiding judge to summon the prosecution witnesses to discuss their statements when the court reconvenes on January 20.

Al Naqbi also requested the court to hold the upcoming hearings behind camera.

Teenager solicits sex

In another news, An 18-year-old Emirati male student pleaded guilty to charges of having sex with men for money and seducing male sex clients on the internet.

“Yes, I did. I am guilty,” M.M. admitted in court after prosecutors charged him with working as a male prostitute and promoting prostitution on the internet.

A policeman testified: “I chatted with him on the internet… he used a Kuwaiti nickname. He asked me to have sex with him. We arrested him in a sting operation and seized his computer. He admitted that he had sex with several clients whom he found on the internet.”

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