Monday, February 21, 2011

Hosni Mubarak fined for drinking alcohol in Dubai




Hosni Mubarak namesake fined for drinking alcohol in Dubai

Young man caught under the influence in Al Muraqqabat

  • By Bassam Za'Za', Senior Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 February 21, 2011

Dubai: Hosni Mubarak was on Sunday fined Dh1,000 for consuming liquor in Dubai.

Shock and awe rippled through in the Dubai Misdemeanours Court yesterday when a judge called out the name Hosni Mubarak — but it was a suspect who has the same name as the former Egyptian President.

Presiding Judge Abdullah Khalif Abu Zeid had a smile on his face when he called "Hosni Mubarak" to summon the Pakistani defendant to approach the bench in courtroom five.

The defendant, in his 20s, pleaded guilty to the charge of consuming liquor.

He had been caught drunk in Al Muraqqabat.

"I stayed alone in this city" read a slogan on the front of the his black T-shirt.

Towards the end of the hearing the judge fined the defendant Dh1,000.