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
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.
3 British Nationals arrested in 3 months in Europe on Interpol notices issued by UAE banks for minor unpaid credit card or loan payments
Press Releases • Sep 25, 2017 15:23 BST
Interpol is allowing itself to be illegally used as a debt collection agency by UAE banks. The UAE is a generous contributor to Interpol's coffers, having pledged $54 million in 2016. Brits who miss a credit card or loan payment and leave the country have their debt falsely classified as fraud by the UAE so they can list the defaulter with Interpol for the purposes of extradition.
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.
Former Leeds United GM, solicitor and businessman David Haigh gives evidence to the United nations over his torture in UAE jails
Press Releases • Sep 21, 2017 11:47 BST
Former Leeds United Football Club Managing Director David Haigh today spoke to the delegates of the United Nations 36th Human Rights conference about his personal experiences of torture and unfair trails in the UAE. David was illegally detained for 22 months during which he was tortured, beaten, and even raped.
News • Sep 20, 2017 09:55 BST
A 23 year old British IT specialist who works for the British government is nervously awaiting his fate after being arrested for an offensive hand gesture. Dubai traffic can be chaotic, with drivers from countries like India, Egypt and Pakistan where road order is almost non existent.
Press Releases • Sep 19, 2017 11:16 BST
Expats in Dubai often get caught up in a nightmare of debt, thanks to unregulated credit being pushed at them every day. Missing one payment means jail, as debt is a criminal offence in the UAE (as opposed to a civil matter in the Western world.) Often people take loans in good faith but their circumstances change and they flee before being sent to jail, but their problems are far from over.
Press Releases • Sep 18, 2017 08:58 BST
Legal professionals, led by human rights NGO Detained In Dubai, call for the UK-UAE Extradition Treaty to be suspended after multiple UK court rulings have rejected UAE extradition requests due to the “real likelihood of human rights violations”.
LGBT community's outcry at World Coffee Championship being held in Dubai. Organisers rethinking location.
Press Releases • Sep 13, 2017 12:19 BST
Pressure from the international LGBT+ community and concerned people associated to the world of coffee leads to possible cancellation of the WCE's prestigious event being held in Dubai, where homosexuality still carries the penalty of death by stoning
Press Releases • Sep 11, 2017 07:30 BST
Thousands of Brits are trapped in Dubai, forbidden to leave the country, not allowed to work, with debts they can’t pay, and the constant threat of jail hanging over them. Why? Because they missed credit card or loan payments.
Press Releases • Sep 05, 2017 16:02 BST
The gleaming Middle Eastern city of Dubai used to be a highly desirable business destination for expats and investors alike. In the last decade, that image has been damaged by widely published cases of corruption and abuse leading to theft of foreign investment.
Press Releases • Sep 05, 2017 15:33 BST
Following a recent controversial medical negligence case where Mediclinic in Dubai are being sued for $55m after allegations of breaching international standards in care, a senior German neurosurgeon has come forward to voice his concerns about the UAE medical industry putting profit before patients.
Press Releases • Sep 05, 2017 14:54 BST
Former Leeds United FC managing director and solicitor David Haigh and Radha Stirling the CEO of not for profit Detained in Dubai have joined forces to form Stirling Haigh, UAE Criminal and Civil law specialists.
Blog posts • Sep 05, 2017 11:06 BST
This week, my Stirling Haigh Partner Mr David Haigh and I both attended Scotland's Edinburgh Sheriffs Court in Chambers Street to give expert evidence for the defence in a frivolous UAE initiated extradition case against an Edinburgh bus driver by his disgruntled ex son in law
Press Releases • Aug 30, 2017 08:39 BST
Two Singaporean crossdressers who expected to spend the next year in an Abu Dhabi prison are home today, following a campaign by British NGO, Detained in Dubai.
Press Releases • Aug 28, 2017 13:42 BST
An ailing Scottish man is facing the possibility of extradition to the United Arab Emirates because his daughter separated from her Emirati husband
Blog posts • Aug 24, 2017 15:22 BST
Seeking advice from forums is leaving UK debtors at risk of Interpol red notices and arrest.
Press Releases • Aug 23, 2017 13:43 BST
Two Singaporean nationals were jailed for a year each today in Abu Dhabi, causing outrage in LGTB media
Press Releases • Aug 22, 2017 11:54 BST
Outcry amongst the world's LGTB community as two Singaporean nationals were sentenced yesterday to 1 each year jail in a UAE desert jail. Crossdressing, transgenderism and homosexuality are still considered crimes in the United Arab Emirates, despite international pressure for reform.