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​English High Court rules former Leeds United MD David Haigh rebranded as #FreeLatifa “human rights lawyer“ a “fraudster”

​English High Court rules former Leeds United MD David Haigh rebranded as #FreeLatifa “human rights lawyer“ a “fraudster”

Press releases   •   May 23, 2020 10:20 BST

David Haigh, former MD of Leeds United and campaigner for #FreeLatifa has been ruled a fraudster by the English High Court. Detained in Dubai have issued their own fraud alert following fraudulent impersonation of their brand. Court orders disbursement of Haigh's assets, The Cove Lamorna & his farm in Cornwall.

For women in Qatar, lockdown is nothing new

For women in Qatar, lockdown is nothing new

Press releases   •   May 21, 2020 09:48 BST

International law firm Dechert named in another suit involving Ras Al Khaimah Ruler’s wrongdoings

International law firm Dechert named in another suit involving Ras Al Khaimah Ruler’s wrongdoings

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 10:02 BST

​Already in court over participation in alleged human rights abuses, including torture of a detainee in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates; Philadelphia-based law firm Dechert LLP is embroiled in another US Federal lawsuit in New York, accused of complicity in the falsification of evidence and slander in a malicious government-orchestrated campaign against American and European citizens.

"Australian embassy woefully unhelpful" in Qatar administrative blunder!

"Australian embassy woefully unhelpful" in Qatar administrative blunder!

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:45 BST

Australian Embassy failing Joe Sarlak, detained in Doha over an administrate blunder that Aussie government won't resolve.

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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.

Anguish for Edinburgh family as innocent father held in Dubai, facing a year in jail over counterfeit money mix up

Anguish for Edinburgh family as innocent father held in Dubai, facing a year in jail over counterfeit money mix up

News   •   Oct 03, 2017 10:28 BST

A British father of two is being held in Dubai since September 15th, facing up to a year in jail for charges (of passing a counterfeit banknote) he has already been cleared of. He was arrested, investigated and released to continue his holiday. But when he returned to the UAE the following year for another holiday, a mix up in the system saw him arrested and detained. He is still being held.

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Qatar human rights violations liable to be sued in UK

Qatar human rights violations liable to be sued in UK

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2020 17:24 BST

Qatari companies and individuals who believe they can get away with “whatever they want,” will see themselves paying the price and legally accountable in the UK.

UAE banks increasing aggression towards debtors during Coronavirus crisis

UAE banks increasing aggression towards debtors during Coronavirus crisis

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2020 09:39 BST

Significant increase in the amount of enquiries per day from desperate former expats being hounded by UAE banks and who feel like they have nowhere else to turn.

​Radha Stirling’s remarks on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman:

​Radha Stirling’s remarks on the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman:

Blog posts   •   Jan 12, 2020 09:23 GMT

Will Oman continue to be a neutral player in the gulf?

CASE OF 4 BRITONS ACCUSED OF “INSULT” HIGHLIGHTS RISKS OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS IN UAE

CASE OF 4 BRITONS ACCUSED OF “INSULT” HIGHLIGHTS RISKS OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS IN UAE

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2019 07:16 GMT

The CCTV footage shows a cordial encounter as a group of friends approach a woman whom they think they know. When they realise that she is someone else, everyone is polite, and the encounter breaks up, with each going on their way. But this is Dubai, a place where nearly any interaction can become a criminal case.

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Thailand caught up in Bahrain’s “jurisdiction shopping” highlights need for Interpol  reform - Radha Stirling op-ed

Op-ed by Radha Stirling, Extradition & Interpol Expert, Expert Witness, Human Rights Advocate & founder of Detained in Dubai The dilemma of Bahraini refugee and pro footballer in Australia, Mr Hakeem Alaraib, raises a number questions about Interpol that are vital for the international community to answer.