Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2018 10:38 BST

It has been a bad year for the UAE. First, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, records a video detailing horrific abuse she and her sister suffered at his hands; then she tries to escape the country. The UAE and India illegally raid the American-registered yacht that was ferrying her to safety, and kidnap all those onboard

Young British academic detained in UAE for ‘spying’

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 12:02 BST

Matthew Hedges being held in solitary confinement, incommunicado, since May over national security allegations stemming from his PhD research. UAE increasingly clamping down on flow of information

Briton trapped in Mallorca, Spain facing extradition proceedings to Qatar over £30k debt - Latest victim of Gulf states’ misuse of Interpol as an instrument for debt collection

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 14:23 BST

Steven Williams trapped in Spain awaiting extradition proceedings that may result in a decades long prison sentence in Qatar over a debt he was paying; Qatar, like the UAE, using financial aid to Interpol to turn the organisation into a tool of debt collection

United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 07:28 BST

Geneva is a long way from the Arabian Gulf, but last Friday, a special closed session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) heard testimony from witnesses and international experts about the disturbing events surrounding the abduction of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum off the coast of India.

Brit alleged missing after Dubai rules extradition to India in apparent reciprocation for India’s role in kidnapping of Sheikha Latifa

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 10:58 BST

UAE apparently expediting extradition of Briton in an exchange of political favours with India in wake of Latifa abduction

​Asa Hutchinson convicted in absentia, sentenced to 3 months in Dubai jail after witnessing brawl

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 12:06 BST

A Dubai court sentenced Briton Asa Hutchinson in absentia for being a witness to an alleged assault. Her testimony was dismissed, and she was denied the right to defend herself in court. The UAE frequently commits such violations of basic due process.

​Australians voicing outrage over Qatar’s mistreatment of citizen

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:26 BST

68 year old Australian national Joseph Sarlak may spend the rest of his life in a Qatari prison after a local partner allegedly embezzled his company’s funds, and Australians are voicing their anger

British FCO confirms it is illegal for tourists to drink alcohol in the UAE and even in flight

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2018 19:32 BST

Following widespread confusion regarding the alcohol laws in the UAE, the UK government has advised citizens that it is illegal for tourists to drink alcohol in the country or en route to the country.

Amnesty International joins Detained in Dubai, The United Nations, and Human Rights Watch in calls for Dubai Princess Latifa's freedom

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 12:40 BST

Detained in Dubai welcomes Amnesty International’s calls for release of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, who has been detained incommunicado for six months in the UAE after being abducted by Indian and Emirati special forces during an attempt to flee the country to seek asylum in America

Indian family man & lawyer Johnson George, breaks down in court after being denied bail in RAK for doing his job

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2018 11:06 BST

Indian national Johnson George has been jailed since January 2018 on allegations of breach of trust he strongly denies.

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Detained in Dubai is an international civil and criminal justice organisation which specialises in helping people in trouble in the UAE and other unfamiliar legal systems

The leading international experts on Middle Eastern Law. Specialising in, but not limited to Dubai and the UAE.

Detained In Dubai is an international civil and criminal justice organisation which specialises in helping people in trouble in the UAE and other unfamiliar legal systems

We work with lawyers internationally for multi jurisdictional conflicts as well as working with reliable law firms in the UAE who we have grown to trust after years of positive outcomes.

We assist with case strategy, press, negotiating the legal system in the UAE and whatever it takes to achieve a positive outcome for you.

We assist people who are facing sometimes unbelievable situations that they never imagined possible, some with extensive international business and travel experience.

We act as a communications platform for international journalists reporting on foreign news, travel news, business news, higher educations news, and even now arts news, golfing news, racing news, etc.--as the very troubling situation is affecting all sectors with people like you working in and visiting the UAE.

We produce case studies, many which have not yet been reported by the media, because the victims are afraid to speak out.

While based in the London area to avoid the threat of political influence or pressure, we reach out to those affected by injustice in the UAE internationally. Our goal is to facilitate positive change, faster, by communicating the sometimes very disturbing experiences of foreign nationals there.

We are convinced that more international visibility and pressure will lead to faster reform and the UAE can become a mutually and culturally respectful, international meeting point for us all.

We assist with the entire legal process, including negotiations, representation in Court in the UAE and abroad where required (eg. Interpol and Extradition).

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