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By Vinershea | Apr 09, 2019 06:43 PM

In an unexpected and unusual situation, a British woman landed in trouble after her ex-husband’s new wife filed defamation charges against her for calling her a 'horse' in a comment on Facebook years ago. The woman has been sentenced to a two-year jail term as well as a £50,000 (Rs 45 lakh) fine in Dubai.  

British woman detained in Dubai for calling ex-husband’s new wife a ‘h

The woman has been identified as Laleh Shahravesh, who was arrested under Dubai's strict cybercrime laws in March. She was arrested when she landed in Dubai where she had to attend her ex-husband Pedro Manuel Correia Dos Santos's funeral.

According to India Today, Laleh Shahravesh had called her husband's new wife Samah Al Hammadi a 'horse' and her ex-husband an 'idiot'. She was angry that her husband had left her after 18 years of marriage and remarried in 2016. Angered over her husband's second marriage Laleh Shahravesh, took to facebook and wrote in Farsi, "I hope you go under the ground, you idiot. Damn you. You left me for this horse." She had made this comment when she was in the UK.

Following the comment, Samah Al Hammadi had reported Shahravesh for cyberbullying, which lead to the first wife's arrest when she landed in Dubai on March 10 to attend Santos's (ex-husband) funeral. Hammadi said she was glad to see Shahravesh being punished. She also alleged that Shahravesh had been sending Santos and his boss abusive emails about his her, calling her a "b****".

Laleh Shahravesh, has a 14-year-old daughter, Paris, who has appealed to Dubai rulers to free her mother. She wrote in the letter, "I cannot emphasise enough how scared I felt, especially after losing my father just a week before, as I was having to worry about losing my mother as well ... I ask kindly: please, please return my mother's passport, and let her come home." Shahravesh has not been allowed to leave Dubai as she awaits a court hearing. She has also claimed that she has received little help from British authorities.