Trans woman arrested for cross-dressing

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A transgender woman and her male friend from Singapore have been imprisoned for a year in the United Arab Emirates for wearing female closes. The police caught them in Abu-Dhabi shopping moll just 2 weeks ago but since then they have already been charged trialed and sentenced. Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a pre-op trans woman, was in the city for a photo shoot when she was arrested with her friend Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, a fashion photographer. The trans woman was misgendered in court reports which said 2 men were caught wearing women’s clothes in public and behaving indecently, according to The Straits Times. Ibrahim, 37, had often travelled to the UAE in the past without encountering any difficulties, said friends, who call her Fifi. Speaking to The Straits Times, her younger sister – who wanted to be known as Madam Rozy – said: “Fifi has not undergone gender reassignment surgery, so her personal documents still state her gender as male. We are a very close-knit family and are very worried for her.”

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