If you're going on holiday, here are some things you can get arrested for abroad

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Travelling and living in other countries can be a great experience.

But sometimes not being used to a country's customs and rules could land you in hot water.

Scott Richards was charged with fundraising without permission in Dubai for posting a Facebook charity event.

It's illegal in Dubai to donate or advertise fundraising campaigns without written approval from the countries Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department.

It's a move that could land him in prison for between two months and one year with a fine of up to £20,000.

Here is the lowdown on what could get you arrested while you're on holiday.

Don't mock the monarchy in Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej'

Thailand is a popular destination for gap year students but did you know that insulting the royal family could get you arrested?

The Lese Majeste Law states: "Whoever defames, insults or threatens the King, Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, shall be punished with imprisonment of three to 15 years."

A man in Thailand was charged under the law for posting images on Facebook of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's favourite dog in a way that mocked the king.

The law dates back to the early 19th Century, when people were punished by beheading, having their ears, hands and feet cut off and a host of other punishments.

Be careful where you eat a burger in India

Cow

In many countries killing and eating fresh meat is a way of life but in some parts of India that fresh burger could get you in trouble.

The animal is considered sacred by Hindus, who make up 80% of the country's population.

The other 20% have no problem with eating beef so there is no federal law banning slaughter, sale or consumption.

But individual states have different levels of restrictions.

The strongest laws on cow slaughter are in place in the north, central and western parts of India.

Those areas have strict penalties for violations. In Haryana you can get up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to £1,078.

Don't kiss or cuddle in public in Dubai

Couple kissing

It's not just fundraising that can land you in trouble in Dubai, there's a host of other things too.

Clothing - Women are encouraged to avoid wearing clothes that are revealing, These rules are relaxed at beaches and swimming pools but topless sunbathing is not permitted in any location.

PDA - Kissing, cuddling and holding hands is not allowed in public.

Drinking alcohol - Drinking booze isn't allowed in most places except in hotels/restaurants and being drunk in public anywhere can also get you arrested.

Couple eating chip

In 2010 Ayman Najafi, 24, and Charlotte Adams, 25, were sentenced to a month in prison with deportation afterwards and were fined about £200 for drinking alcohol and kissing in public.

Sex before marriage - You can get charged for that so it's probably not the best place to go with a partner if you aren't married.

And even eating - In most of the Arab countries the majority of people do not eat publicly during Ramadan.

There are laws that stop people doing this.

The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia also warned in 2014 that that it would deport non-Muslim expatriates found eating and drinking in public during Ramadan.

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