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Irish Woman Faces Attempted Suicide, Drug Abuse Charges in UAE, Sparks International Concern

Irish woman, Tori Towey is facing allegations of attempted suicide and drug abuse in the UAE, prompting Irish government intervention efforts.

An Irish woman, Tori Towey from County Roscommon, is currently facing serious criminal charges in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including allegations of attempted suicide and alcohol abuse. This situation has drawn significant attention, with Irish Taoiseach Simon Harris describing it as “the most appalling circumstances.”

The issue was raised during a session in the Dáil (Irish lower house of parliament) on Tuesday when Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald brought it to Harris’s attention. McDonald informed fellow TDs (MPs) that Towey’s passport had been confiscated as part of her legal proceedings in the UAE.

In response, Simon Harris expressed his willingness to intervene in the case, despite not being previously aware of it. He thanked Mary Lou McDonald for bringing it to his and the Minister for Foreign Affairs’ attention. Harris pledged to work towards finding ways to assist Tori Towey amid her legal predicament in the UAE.

The BBC has sought comment from the UAE government regarding Towey’s situation, highlighting international interest in the case. The incident underscores ongoing concerns about the treatment of expatriates and visitors in the UAE’s legal system, particularly regarding sensitive issues such as mental health and alcohol-related charges.

Source ~ BBC

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