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Florida man arrested in UAE for Facebook post: I’m sorry

“A Florida man arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook said he’s sorry for his remarks.

‘I said some pretty derogatory things that I do regret saying,’ Ryan Pate said.

Pate, who is a helicopter mechanic for Global Aerospace Logistics, an aerospace company based in Abu Dhabi, was on vacation in Florida when he was notified by the company that there would be ‘steps taken against (him) due to a medical condition.'”

Source: Florida man arrested in UAE for Facebook post: I’m sorry – CNN.com

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