Young British girl facing jail in Dubai for witnessing argument in hotel lobby, as actual suspects flee the country.
Press Releases • Nov 29, 2017 08:00 GMT
21 year old Asa Hutchinson tells Detained in Dubai she was leaving a brunch with a group of visiting friends when she witnessed an argument between some boys who were in her party and an older, drunk man who had been asleep on a couch in the hotel lobby. Since then, all of the visitors have left the UAE, but expat Asa , a "quiet, sensible girl" has been charged by the man and faces jail in Dubai.
Mentally ill American stroke victim "held hostage" in Dubai over missed debt instalments that he can never pay.
Press Releases • Nov 27, 2017 14:00 GMT
David Oliver, an American former university professor is a stroke victim with mental health issues. David lost his job teaching in the UAE and was left unable to keep up his loan payments. Now, at the age of 62, he has no money to pay, can't get another job in the UAE (ironically because of the police case against him for missing loan payments), and is forbidden to leave the UAE ever again
Scottish court denies UAE extradition request of Edinburgh bus driver following expert testimony from Detained In Dubai’s Radha Stirling.
Press Releases • Nov 17, 2017 16:47 GMT
Detained in Dubai applauded Scotland’s decision today to refuse extradition of their client Garrett Black to the United Arab Emirates, following the organisation’s involvement in the case. Garrett Black, a bus driver from Edinburgh, found himself fighting an extradition request for "breach of trust" by former UAE son in law, apparently as a result of a domestic dispute with Garrett’s daughter.
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Press Releases • Nov 07, 2017 14:54 GMT
Further to the preliminary complaint lodged with the Metropolitan Police in the summer, a substantive complaint over the torture of Mr. David Haigh, by the UAE authorities, has now been submitted to the Metropolitan Police.
Dubai releases Brit under international media pressure, but secretly place him on Interpol watch list.
Press Releases • Nov 06, 2017 15:40 GMT
Jamil Mukadam one of the many recent high profile Brits detained in Dubai for seemingly trivial offences has been released, but the UAE has not done so in good grace. Mukadam was told by his management that although, under worldwide pressure, the Dubai authorities let him go they have also secretly placed on an Interpol watch list, meaning his UK government job is at risk.
Another Scottish victim of the UAE legal system comes forward - "2 years detained in Dubai for a £2 taxi fare mix up"
Press Releases • Nov 01, 2017 13:25 GMT
"2 years UAE detention for £2 taxi fare." After the recent cases of Jamie Harron and Billy Barclay, another Scotsman has come forward to speak about his own Middle East nightmare. 46-year-old businessman and politician David Ballantine, reportedly lost his life savings after being detained in the UAE for 2 years after a mixup with a £2 taxi payment.
Press Releases • Oct 31, 2017 11:05 GMT
Dow Chemical Company has abandoned employee, medical malpractice victim Imran Hussain in Dubai. Imran has been left at the Mediclinic hospital, brain damaged and suffering from the poor treatment he has received there. Mr Hussain had successful heart surgery, but then oxygen was cut off to his brain, leaving him in a vegetative state and needing 24 hour care for life.
Scotsman Jamie Harron sentenced today to 3 months in Dubai jail for brushing up against man in crowded bar
Press Releases • Oct 22, 2017 13:59 BST
Jamie Harron sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for brushing the hip of an Arab at the Rock Bottom bar in Dubai. Witnesses to the incident were not called to testify to discredit the allegations brought by Emad Tabaza, the MD of Neuman & Esser. Jamie will appeal the verdict, though this will prolong his difficult circumstances in Dubai, and compound the financial losses he has suffered.
Jamie Harron has no court date for rude gesture charge. Parents to visit Jamie in Dubai but risk criminal charges under UAE cybercrime laws.
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2017 13:44 BST
Jamie Harron has been stuck in Dubai for over 5 months, following allegations of brushing past a German man in a crowded bar. Neuman & Esser’s MD Mr Emad Tabaza accused Jamie of indecent behaviour and a “rude gesture”. On someone’s word in the UAE, police have arrested Jamie. Harron has been waiting for almost half a year for a court hearing and faces years in prison if found guilty.
Class action against UK Government for failing in 'duty of care' to British citizens in countries like the UAE
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2017 12:21 BST
A class action is being developed against the UK government by clients of Radha Stirling, David Haigh and a UK Queen’s Counsel based on the UK government’s failure in its duty of care towards citizens. The Government has failed to give sufficient warning to UK nationals travelling abroad, it has failed to respond to requests for help, and when it does it takes no action on behalf of its citizens.
"They have ruined our son's life" - Jamie Harron parents furious over Neuman & Esser's stance as Scotsman faces prison over public indecency charges in Dubai
Press Releases • Oct 16, 2017 10:47 BST
"They have ruined our son's life" - Parents of Jamie Harron furious over German company Neuman & Esser's stance supporting Managing Director Emad Tabaza. Scotsman Jamie faces years in prison over public indecency charges in Dubai. - Jamie, who has already lost his job, all his savings and ran up substantial credit card debts during Dubai detainment, tells of his fears for the future.
German company Neuman & Esser suffering international backlash over Managing Director Emad Tabaza's involvement in Dubai public indecency case. Jamie Harron still facing jail in Dubai.
Press Releases • Oct 14, 2017 17:14 BST
Neuman & Esser, the giant international mechanical engineering group is facing increasing public backlash over its support of its MD, who levelled the allegations against Scotsman Jamie Harron. Neuman & Esser issued a statement last week reiterating the accusations of Emad Tabaza against Jamie and adding verifably inaccurate information. Now the company is suffering the wrath of social media.
Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, 23 who was arrested allegedly making a rude gesture in traffic, has received his passport today and will fly home to England tonight.
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2017 13:09 BST
Jamil Mukadam, 23, was held in Dubai for five weeks after a complaint was filed with Dubai police that he made a rude signal in traffic during a previous visit to the gulf state. Originally Jamil was facing 3 years in prison, but in a dramatic turn of events Dubai authorities have freed him, following worldwide media coverage of the story, in a campaign led by British NGO Detained In Dubai.
Dubai "public indecency" detention updates. German company missteps in defence of complainant in Jamie Harron case
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2017 12:12 BST
The German company of which the Managing Director is Emad Tabaza, the accuser in the Dubai “public indecency” case against Jamie Harron has issued its first statement on the controversy. It includes a number of erroneous claims which contradict the established facts.
Press Releases • Oct 11, 2017 16:42 BST
Jamie has 2 open cases against him in Dubai. The 1st was for brushing past a man and the second was a rude gesture + drinking alcohol. 1st is not heard yet. The 2nd was in absentia. He was sentenced to 30 days prison for the rude gesture, a 2000 AED fine (£400) + deportation. His lawyers have appealed. Jamie denies the rude gesture and indecent behaviour but admits drinking alcohol.
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.
Top UAE lawyer calls for legal reforms after recent terrifying arrests of Brits Jamie Harron, Jamil Mukadam and Billy Barclay
Press Releases • Oct 09, 2017 12:18 BST
High profile arrests of British citizens for what are widely considered extremely marginal offences in Dubai have dominated media coverage for weeks. Top UAE lawyer Essam Al Tamimi has told press that the pace of legal reform is speeding up in the UAE. Detained In Dubai, the NGO campaigning for victims has expressed guarded optimism.
Press Releases • Oct 08, 2017 12:54 BST
The parents of Jamie Harron, the Scotsman arrested in Dubai for accidentally touching another man’s hip while trying to avoid bumping into him in a crowded bar, have spoken out. They tell of their fears for Jamie, and how the pressure has affected everyone in their close family.
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