Her daughter yelled back, which resulted in her being charged for screaming in public. [firefly_poll] “She is in jail for one reason and one reason alone, she raised her voice. In that country, a female is not even allowed to raise her voice. If she raises her voice it’s punishable by jail time,” community activist Quanell X said. Radha Stirling, CEO of the group Detained in Dubai, said there is more at work than one law, according to KRIV-TV. “The agency actually said to her, they’d drop the police case if she paid money. So it’s a form of extortion and blackmail, and it’s extremely common with these rental car companies,” she said. “I founded Detained in Dubai when a friend of mine was wrongfully detained, and we raised these issues of injustice, corruption and of malicious prosecution. We’ve dealt with over 20,000 cases of injustice in the UAE and wider gulf region,” Stirling said, noting that although Allern is not in jail, her passport was confiscated and she cannot leave the UAE.
Tierra Young Allen has been in Dubai custody for over two months after being arrested for allegedly screaming in public. https://t.co/We1MBFXKQ0— ESSENCE (@Essence) July 19, 2023
“She’s being charged for shouting, which is actually a crime technically under the UAE laws. It’s offensive behavior, and it can warrant up to two years in prison,” Stirling said. Stirling said she believes Allen was set up. “She was met with two men at the rental car agency who were quite aggressive, who said she couldn’t have her possessions back, and then she says they started intimidating her and following her out. So she shouted back at them to stop, to leave her alone,” she said. Baxter told KRIV the long-running incident has been “very emotional. There are some days I stay up all night crying.” “It’s very frightening. The longer she’s been there the more reality has started to kick in,” Baxter said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Tierra Young Allen, Truck Driver TikTok Star, Is Detained in #Dubai! She is accused of ‘Screaming’ at a rental car agent.Will she get the #BrittneyGriner treatment and get her home sooner than later? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/GOIca0H58J — WOKEVIDEO (@wokevideo) July 16, 2023