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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

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Inside Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Asa Hutchinson, and who secured the release from Dubai of Jamie Harron, Billy Barclay and Jamil Mukadam.  The CEO and founder, Radha Stirling talks candidly.

Inside Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Asa Hutchinson, and who secured the release from Dubai of Jamie Harron, Billy Barclay and Jamil Mukadam. The CEO and founder, Radha Stirling talks candidly.

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:00 GMT

Recent world news has been full of high profile cases involving Brits and other expats treated inhumanely by Dubai's immature legal system. Torture, disproportionate punishments, Interpol abuse over minor debts and detention of unsuspecting tourists. One organisation is always there, fighting to get justice and fair treatment for the victims. A look behind the scenes of Detained In Dubai.

Scotland's Billy Barclay who escaped Dubai comes out in support of fellow Brits still trapped there

Scotland's Billy Barclay who escaped Dubai comes out in support of fellow Brits still trapped there

News   •   Oct 07, 2017 12:46 BST

British family man Billy Barclay, who narrowly escaped jail in the UAE recently adds his voice to the International campaign to free fellow Brits held in Dubai, Jamil Mukadam and Jamie Harron. Both face jail for offences frighteningly easy for any Western visitor to fall foul of. Billy believes the FCO ought to be much more vigilant in its warnings to travellers, and helpful to those in trouble

Edinburgh family man’s detention in Dubai highlights shortcomings on UK FCO advice

Edinburgh family man’s detention in Dubai highlights shortcomings on UK FCO advice

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 11:44 BST

The recent case of the Scotsman, Billy Barclay who has been arrested and detained in Dubai for presenting one counterfeit £20 note highlights the FCO's unwillingness to properly warn visitors to the UAE of the potential dangers. The international community are shocked at the ease with which this detention was carried out and the lack of willingness by the FCO to intervene.

Australians  disbelief to find that  former Westpac CEO Shayne Nelson is now jailing  bank customers ,  threatening Interpol red notices and illegally harassing debt victims

Australians disbelief to find that former Westpac CEO Shayne Nelson is now jailing bank customers , threatening Interpol red notices and illegally harassing debt victims

News   •   Sep 24, 2017 22:30 BST

Australian Shane Nelson was the CEO of Westpac Bank, and is now the CEO of Emirates National Bank of Dubai. He claims he wants to see debt decriminalised in the Emirates, a popular expat destination. His bank though is one of the worst abusers of criminal law in the UAE. They continue to jail debtors, illegally and aggressively harass and threaten Interpol and extradition.

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UK lawyers Coyle White Devine chase UAE bank customer for £300,000 over a £3,000 decade old debt.

UK lawyers Coyle White Devine chase UAE bank customer for £300,000 over a £3,000 decade old debt.

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2018 08:40 GMT

UK law firms like Coyle White Devine being used by UAE banks to chase expat debt victims

UAE legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft.  What can be done in response?

UAE legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft. What can be done in response?

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2018 11:55 GMT

Legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft. What can be done in response by the victims?

Brit and Aussie expats warned: The dangers of working in the UAE are just as great when working for your countrymen

Brit and Aussie expats warned: The dangers of working in the UAE are just as great when working for your countrymen

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2017 11:17 BST

The world's media has been focused on the UAE's mistreatment of tourists and visitors recently. Western expats feeling safe by working for their own countrymen and insulated from mistreatment. In fact Western owned and run companies are just as guilty of internationally unacceptable practises while operating in the UAE as anyone else.