posted by Christopher W. Holton

Authorities in Dubai are concerned about the ultimate destination of charity donations. Who would know better?

A British-Australian dual national living in Dubai who wanted to raise money for Afghans who fled their country’s long war has been detained for weeks over promoting a charity, his supporters said Friday.

Scott Richards’ case appears to be the first prosecuted under a new law that regulates charities amid regional concerns about cash donations reaching extremists.

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