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“Half a calamity is better than a whole one” - Lawrence of Arabia [Mar. 3rd, 2008|05:03 pm]
Mildred
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The DA has dropped all charges.

Cat is coming home. No criminal record, his name cleared, and he's a free man. A poor man, but free! We expecting him on a plane back to London within twenty-four hours.

The BBC went to Dubai to cover this story, and interviewed key officials in the case. The reporter and our attorney are saying that damage control is underway: many prisoners are about to be released, and they're promising reforms which could reduce these sorts of arrests happening to future travelers. Not holding my breath, but if this does transpire, then we've basically achieved everything we set out to do from the beginning, and that's a fair bit of awesome.

It's all a bit sudden, and I'm still trying to get my head around it.

You guys have a fucking lot to be proud of. The media attention we've drawn from our collective efforts has resulted in not only Cat's release, but that of other prisoners and the subsequent changes that are under review. That's a pretty serious accomplishment. Today you can look in the mirror and know you've made the world a better place, and I sincerely hope karma gives you the reach-around for your efforts. You guys rock.

I never thought I'd see the day where I said the internet restored my faith in humanity. This is the geek equivalent of an 80's movie ending. Who's throwing the prom, then?
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[User Picture]From: misstiamaria
2008-03-03 05:12 pm (UTC)
Fucking brilliant! I couldn't decide what made them suddenly drop everything like that, but if it was the BBC then that really is amazing news!!

"Who's throwing the prom then".

Looking at the hilarity that was Fridays wedding I think Dusty should be in charge! Need evidence...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1queer1/sets/72157604014478753/
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:24 pm (UTC)
It's probably a combination of things, but I think that they're savvy enough to know that this surge in bad publicity was going to have a profound impact on their tourism industry. They did the right thing, at the end of the day, whatever force coerced them to do so.

HIRED! I'm so gutted I couldn't be there for that, it looked like a brilliant time :)
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From: psymbiotic
2008-03-03 05:13 pm (UTC)

That is AWESOME news! Biggest of Congratulations! :D

Egan
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:25 pm (UTC)
:)
Thank you, dude!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm still reeling from it. I really was prepared for the long term, and this has knocked the wind out of me.
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[User Picture]From: _stranger_here
2008-03-03 05:19 pm (UTC)
!!! Cheers all round, and especially to you and Cat.
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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[User Picture]From: purplestuart
2008-03-03 05:20 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I'm really chuffed for you both
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much :)
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[User Picture]From: gurlesque
2008-03-03 05:21 pm (UTC)
Whoooo! That is so frickin awesome!
Well done Mil, and everyone!!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
I know. I still can't believe it. The fact that when I fly to London on Tuesday, he'll be there waiting for me is utterly surreal.
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[User Picture]From: justred
2008-03-03 05:22 pm (UTC)
That's great news!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
It is! :)
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From: parasitk
2008-03-03 05:23 pm (UTC)
Excellent news!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
Aye! Almost too good :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-03 05:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome news all around.
Maybe you should make a career of changing the world :D
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[User Picture]From: suntostars
2008-03-03 05:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that was me
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[User Picture]From: man_d
2008-03-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ah fuck that's brilliant news!




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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
Happy endings FTW!
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[User Picture]From: jaketherat
2008-03-03 05:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 06:23 pm (UTC)
Entirely!
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[User Picture]From: solaria1022
2008-03-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hooray! I am glad to hear a Positive ending for this situation. I only hope Dubai does reform their policies.

Congratulations on the win!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
I do, as well....this has always been about getting him home safe, and ensuring that the others who are trapped there aren't forgotten. The BBC have been our heroes through this, and from their efforts we're hoping the change will be universal.
Thanks for your support :)
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[User Picture]From: beetleginny
2008-03-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!!!!!! YES !!!!!!!

Welcome home!!!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
You can also tell him yourself, he's ynl on LJ :)
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[User Picture]From: mistralmadriiax
2008-03-03 05:36 pm (UTC)
Fuck yeah!!!
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 06:26 pm (UTC)
Freeeedoooooooooom
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[User Picture]From: zwetschke
2008-03-03 05:36 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!!!

words can't express how happy i am for you guys!!!

*love*

:D
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[User Picture]From: _yungfuktoi_
2008-03-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU. You've truly gone far and beyond with your support, and we owe you one :)
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