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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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 06, 2017 17:03 BST
Is Interpol allowing wrongful detentions of travellers wanted by heavily donating Middle Eastern countries?