Dubai inmate jailed and fined for setting dining hall on fire

Prisoner who set fire to a detention centre dining room is sentenced to a year in prison.

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DUBAI // A prisoner who set fire to the dining room at Al Qusais detention centre's dining room has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Emirati TK told a prison guard he started the fire because he was being mistreated.

He used a cigarette lighter to set on fire a stuffed chair on July 4 last year and flames spread through the room.

Civil defence arrived and put out the flames.

The prisoner was ordered to pay the detention centre Dh980, the cost of the damages to the dining room.