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Radha Stirling talks Gulf policy on women’s rights after prominent Sheikha Latifa & Rahaf Alqunun escapes

Radha Stirling talks Gulf policy on women’s rights after prominent Sheikha Latifa & Rahaf Alqunun escapes

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 14:39 GMT

After Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun and the escape attempt of Princess Latifa from Dubai attracted extensive press attention, Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai & representative of HRH Sheikha Latifa, talks about gulf attitudes towards women’s rights

​Calls for Dubai LitFest Boycott over free speech & human rights concerns - Mary Robinson announces withdrawal

​Calls for Dubai LitFest Boycott over free speech & human rights concerns - Mary Robinson announces withdrawal

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2019 16:58 GMT

Dubai will hold its annual literary festival from March 1-9 this year under the sponsorship of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Prime Minister. A growing list of authors, intellectuals, and activists have called for a boycott of the event due to the UAE’s imprisonment of activist Ahmed Mansoor, and the country’s severe restrictions on free speech.

Only reform in Saudi can lead to Khashoggi justice

Only reform in Saudi can lead to Khashoggi justice

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2019 09:30 GMT

Having now passed 100 days since the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit squad in that country’s consulate in Istanbul, the question remains; will there ever be justice for Jamal Khashoggi?

Radha Stirling: “World's commitment to women's rights tested in Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun case”

Radha Stirling: “World's commitment to women's rights tested in Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun case”

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2019 08:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia is attempting to force 18 year old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun to return to the country after being apprehended in Thailand en route to Äustralia where she had hoped to seek asylum.

Radha Stirling statement on Iran’s persecution of British national, Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe

Radha Stirling statement on Iran’s persecution of British national, Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 16:12 GMT

Statement of Radha Stirling, Middle Eastern Criminal and Civil Justice Expert, Expert Witness and founder of Detained in Dubai issued the following statement in relation to hunger strike of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Radha Stirling Statement on Saudi Arabia Cabinet Shuffle

Radha Stirling Statement on Saudi Arabia Cabinet Shuffle

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2018 14:40 GMT

​Saudi Arabia announced a cabinet shuffle today that saw Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir ‘demoted’, though not altogether removed, and replaced by former Finance Minister Ibrahim Al Assaf. Many have commented that this change is little more than a damage-control PR maneuver by MBS to distance himself from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi; but that may be a superficial analysis of the move.

Detained in Dubai & Guernica 37 response - Mary Robinson meeting with Sheikha Latifa fails to answer key concerns

Detained in Dubai & Guernica 37 response - Mary Robinson meeting with Sheikha Latifa fails to answer key concerns

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 16:41 GMT

Mary Robinson recently met Princess Latifa Al Maktoum in Dubai in a supervised visit, and discussed her impressions on BBC Radio; Ms Robinson’s remarks conspicuously conform to the official narrative of the government, and fail to address the most crucial issues in the Latifa case

Australia & FIFA must pressure Interpol, Thailand & Bahrain to secure pro footballer's freedom

Australia & FIFA must pressure Interpol, Thailand & Bahrain to secure pro footballer's freedom

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2018 08:16 GMT

​Detention of Bahraini/Australian resident and pro footballer Hakeem AlAraibi in Thailand highlights Gulf state Interpol abuse. Extradition request by Bahrain against refugee who fled torture and political persecution exposes the trend of Interpol abuse by Gulf Arab countries who use financial contributions to influence the organisation’s procedures; Australia must intervene

Radha Stirling comments on the escalation of belligerent behaviour of the UAE

Radha Stirling comments on the escalation of belligerent behaviour of the UAE

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 18:58 GMT

​Radha Stirling comments on the escalation of belligerent behaviour of the UAE Upon her return from Washington D.C., having met with policy makers, academics, journalists and human rights organisations; Radha Stirling reflects on the current trajectory of the UAE’s relations with the international community: The killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Expanding Indo-UAE ties unsettling in light of Latifa incident

Expanding Indo-UAE ties unsettling in light of Latifa incident

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 19:05 GMT

Analysis Summary: Indo-UAE ties to expand Emirates’ sphere of influence a troubling development, given UAE’s record of human rights abuse and disregard for the rule of law; reveals short term thinking of Modi govt

​BBC2 documentary to expose UAE’s enforced disappearance of Dubai princess

​BBC2 documentary to expose UAE’s enforced disappearance of Dubai princess

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 14:54 GMT

On Thursday, December 6 BBC2 will air Escape from Dubai: the Mystery of the Missing Princess, reporting to a global audience the story of Sheikha Latifa al Maktoum, daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, who fled the UAE after allegedly years of abuse, only to be recaptured in a violent raid at sea; calling into question the image of the Emirates as a modern, liberal country

Power of UAE passport illustrates global silence over human rights abuses, crimes

Power of UAE passport illustrates global silence over human rights abuses, crimes

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 12:22 GMT

UAE passport today is the strongest in the world, reflecting a degree of global influence linked to SWF investments, tantamount to hush money to silence critics

Latifa case a turning point for UAE; US concern growing

Latifa case a turning point for UAE; US concern growing

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 15:40 GMT

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai discusses her attendance of US policy conference in Washington D.C. and discussions with policy makers

Frontiers of Freedom Conference in Washington today - Saudi Arabia & UAE:  Regional Adventures & US Interests

Frontiers of Freedom Conference in Washington today - Saudi Arabia & UAE: Regional Adventures & US Interests

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 07:44 GMT

Detained in Dubai founder and CEO, Radha Stirling, leading international expert on Human Rights and legal abuses in the UAE, will be speaking in Washington D.C. at the Frontiers of Freedom conference entitled, “Saudi Arabia & UAE: Regional Adventures & US Interests”. Other speakers at the event include Senator Rand Paul, Congressman Gerry Connolly, and the foundation’s president, George Landrith

Detention of Bahraini refugee in Thailand highlights Gulf state Interpol abuse

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 16:42 GMT

Extradition request by Bahrain against refugee who fled torture and political persecution exposes the trend of Interpol abuse by Gulf Arab countries who use financial contributions to influence the organisation’s procedures; Australia must intervene

Detained in Dubai statement on pardon of Matthew Hedges, Brit academic jailed for life for "spying" in the UAE

Detained in Dubai statement on pardon of Matthew Hedges, Brit academic jailed for life for "spying" in the UAE

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 10:01 GMT

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, who have been actively pushing for the release of British academic Matthew Hedges, commented today on the pardon just issued by the UAE government.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, statement on the shock life sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges for "spying" in UAE.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, statement on the shock life sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges for "spying" in UAE.

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 13:35 GMT

UK student Matthew Hedges faces life behind bars in the UAE for allegedly spying against the desert nation. A charge he vehemently denies.

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

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’

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

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