She told the BBC: "It is absolutely a strange case that he was arrested in the first place over carrying what is essentially a herb grinder. Mr MacAskill said he appreciated the sensitivities in dealing with the Qatari government but he is seeking a meeting with Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary. We have seen people arrested for having poppy seeds on the bottom of their shoe that they picked up from a bread roll.
He was arrested after they found a small plastic herb grinder he had bought legally in Australia as a joke gift for a friend in Scotland. Qatari authorities want him returned to the country to face a one year sentence he had no knowledge of.
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The project manager spent six hours in cells before returning home. Conor was detained at the airport and faces an extradition hearing to Qatar next week.
He has not committed any criminal offence, and even if it they view this as something they don't approve of, it is so trivial it cannot merit yohnger Qatari police officers in a plane to Corfu to bring him back to Qatar. They claim he passed through the country with drugs paraphernalia.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are supporting Mr Howard and his family following his arrest in Corfu and are in contact with the Greek authorities. It could be used for tea or anything - it's completely legal in Australia where it was purchased, in the UK and in Greece. He was unaware that he had been tried and convicted in his absence and sentenced to 12 months in jail in the Middle Eastern state - which made him a wanted man.
Things started going wrong for the year-old engineer in October. It is not a crime in Britain but Greece are just trying to uphold what Qatar are saying. He's not Lookihg Escobar, it's a wee guy from Tranent here.
It loooking Qatar that's issued this warrant and it is Qatar that has to solve this problem. It is not a crime in Greece.
Conor Howard from Tranent is currently being held in a Greece after an international arrest warrant was issued for him through Interpol. After a year working in Australia, he was detained by officials during a brief stop in Qatar while on a flight from Australia to the UK. He was drug tested in Qatar and here, both negative, both clean.