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Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai

Dubai, April 30, 2014

The drummer of German rock band Scorpions, which played at this year's Bahrain F1 after-party, has been jailed for a month in Dubai, a report said.

James Kottak missed the Bahrain gig on April 5 after being arrested for getting drunk, cursing Muslims, making an indecent gesture to a group of passengers and removing his pants at Dubai airport, the Gulf Daily News report said.

He was arrested on April 3 on his way to Bahrain from Russia. He was fined Dh2,000 for drinking and will be deported after serving his sentence, the report said.

He admitted to drinking, but denied gesturing indecently in public and cursing Muslims. Kottak was replaced by Mark Cross for the Bahrain concert.




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