World A New York student has been detained in Dubai for months for touching an airport security guard during a 10-hour layover

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A 21-year-old New York college student has been detained in Dubai after airport staffers accused her of "assaulting and insulting" them.

Elizabeth Polanco De Los Santos was traveling from Istanbul with a friend when the incident unfolded in mid-July, according to a press release from Detained in Dubai, an organization that provides advice and legal assistance to foreigners in the United Arab Emirates.

The pair had a 10-hour layover in Dubai, which they chose over Paris, France. For Polcano De Los Santos, those 10 hours have now stretched into multiple months.

"We thought it would be a more modern and futuristic city, but we were completely wrong," Polanco De Los Santos said in the press release.

As she went through the security screening, airport employees told her she needed to take off her doctor-mandated waist training brace. Despite her hesitations, she agreed and was ushered into a booth with female security officers, who were "rough" as they removed the compressor, according to the press release.


I would never, under any circumstances and for no amount of money, ever go to Dubai. F That!

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