Tori Towey: Irish woman charged with attempting suicide in Dubai has travel ban lifted

Tori Towey

A woman from Ireland who was arrested by the police in Dubai and accused of trying to end her own life will be permitted to go back to her country, stated the Prime Minister of Ireland.

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Tori Towey, who hails from Boyle in County Roscommon, shared that she attempted suicide following an alleged assault that left her with extensive bruising and injuries.

The Irish government was called upon to take action when a 28-year-old cabin crew member working in the United Arab Emirates was brought to a police station and had her passport confiscated.

Prime Minister Simon Harris has announced that the travel restriction imposed by Dubai officials has been removed.

He mentioned that the travel ban has been removed and the embassy will arrange for Tori to go to the airport when she's ready. The embassy will also keep investigating the case, which is still ongoing.

Before, Mr. Harris used words to talk about what Ms. Towey went through. He said he couldn't even imagine it, and believes it is completely wrong for an Irish person to be treated this way.

He said: "A woman who was violently attacked woke up in a police station instead of a hospital. It is my top priority as the leader of this country to bring Tori back to Roscommon."

He expressed his gratitude to the Irish embassy in the UAE for their efforts on the matter.

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Ms. Towey has been living in a leased home in Dubai with her mother, Caroline, who made the trip to be by her daughter's side.

The family is receiving help from the Detained In Dubai advocacy group. The chief executive, Radha Stirling, mentioned that the family is extremely happy about the travel ban being lifted.

"We are hopeful that her journey through the airport will be hassle-free and that there will be no more efforts to detain her in the country," she said.

If you are struggling with difficult emotions or thoughts of suicide, you can reach out for support by contacting Samaritans in the UK at 116 123 or emailing [email protected]. In the US, you can call your local Samaritans branch or 1 (800) 273-TALK for assistance.

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