The British mother jailed in Dubai for branding her ex-husband's new wife a 'horse' has revealed the 'turmoil' she went through while she was held in the country.
Laleh Shahravesh was separated from her 14-year-old daughter, Paris, at immigration control and arrested as they headed to the funeral of ex-husband Pedro dos Santos.
Today they gave their first joint interview since her release on Friday as they appeared on Good Morning Britain.
A tearful Ms Shahravesh - who appeared wearing a necklace with her and her daughter's name - said of her detention: 'I was literally in isolation, I didn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat, I was in turmoil, I didn’t understand what was going on. Why is this happening to me? I was trying to find reasons.'
While her mother was detained in a UAE hotel, Paris wrote to Dubai's leader begging for her release.
Ms Shahravesh (pictured on today's Good Morning Britain alongside her daughter, Paris) has spoken of her 'turmoil' at the 'isolation' she felt while she as detained in Dubai
The mother (pictured on GMB this morning) says that she and her daughter are determined to return to the country in order to pay their respects to Pedro
Ms Shahravesh said that it was 'the best feeling ever' being able to hold her child's hand again after she settled the case with a £625 fine, but added: 'It’s also mixed with a lot of other emotions that I am trying to work through.”
This morning she recalled her terror at being torn away from Paris at Passport Control as they headed to pay their respects.
'We were at Passport Control and the lady looked at my passport and she went and got another gentleman, I thought maybe it’s to do with a visa,' she said. 'Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine what would follow.
'By the time we went to Immigration Police, I was very upset and scared. I was very mindful that Paris was with me as well. It was late...I was crying, I was distressed.
Pictured: Ms Shahravesh greets her daughter at Heathrow Airport after she settled her case for £625 in Dubai