x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Employee of National Democratic Institute faces investigation

Office was closed last week for allegedly operating without the correct license.

Authorities said yesterday they were investigating an employee of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which closed in Dubai last week for allegedly operating without the correct licence.

Slobodan Milic was detained at Dubai International Airport on Thursday evening, questioned and then allowed to return to his flat, the NDI told Reuters.

A UAE official said Mr Milic was questioned about the NDI's activities and the investigation was continuing. "We are waiting for the results of the investigation," the official said. He did not elaborate about the nature of the inquiry.

- Reuters