A handout picture released by the non-profit organisation Detained in Dubai on August 19, 2016 and taken on an unspecified date in 2015 shows British-Australian man Scott Richards pictured in Dubai. AFP / DETAINED IN DUBAI / Radha STIRLING
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A British-Australian man has been detained in Dubai for highlighting the work of an Afghan refugee charity on social media, a campaign group and his brother said Friday.Scott Richards, 41, was arrested on July 28 and has been held at Al-Murraqabat police station ever since, without being charged and without access to a lawyer, according to U.K.-based support group Detained in Dubai.The father-of-two is accused of breaching a new law on promoting foreign charities, according to the support group's founder, Radha Stirling, who is also a longtime friend of Richards.Richards grew up in Adelaide in Australia and then lived in London, before moving to Dubai about eight years ago, she said.
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