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​Expats shocked Qatar & UAE banks are getting away with using INTERPOL as unsuspecting debt collectors.

​Expats shocked Qatar & UAE banks are getting away with using INTERPOL as unsuspecting debt collectors.

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 13:36 BST

Interpol under continued scrutiny for unfair practices as 'pay to play' member countries issue wrongful red notices.

​Australian family’s distress over 68 year old businessman & father of 3 with, Joseph Sarlak facing life in Qatar prison under Draconian cheque laws - Gulf nations highly risky to foreign investors

​Australian family’s distress over 68 year old businessman & father of 3 with, Joseph Sarlak facing life in Qatar prison under Draconian cheque laws - Gulf nations highly risky to foreign investors

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2018 19:35 BST

Australian Family man Joe Sarlak’s nightmare began on the 31st of July 2016, nearly two years ago, when he was tricked into attending a meeting to discuss his plans to leave Qatar. He has been in Doha prison ever since and, now experiencing serious health problems, fears he will die in Middle Eastern jail after seeing the recent death of his cellmate who suffered similar hearth complications.

Safety of Visiting Dubai Under Question

Safety of Visiting Dubai Under Question

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2018 13:34 GMT

Middle Eastern travel, investment and expat hotspot Dubai is under scrutiny for ongoing abuse of British citizens, wrongful imprisonments and human rights violations. Should Brits be putting themselves in jeopardy?

​2 more “Interpol Abuse” victims removed from Interpol, as UAE continues reporting debts as fraud

​2 more “Interpol Abuse” victims removed from Interpol, as UAE continues reporting debts as fraud

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2018 17:44 GMT

Detained in Dubai announced the removal of two Interpol notices last week. In both cases, the reports should never have been issued in the first place and are the result of the systematic abuse of Interpol’s database by the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries.

Dubai bank  raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Dubai bank raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 09:57 GMT

Dubai bank, during active negotiations, secretly raised an #INTERPOL red notice against an expat customer for a bounced cheque, resulting in his subsequent arrest in Europe.

Detained in Dubai offer help to UAE Embassy regarding the Emirates’ international image problem.

Detained in Dubai offer help to UAE Embassy regarding the Emirates’ international image problem.

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:01 GMT

On Friday UK based NGO, Detained in Dubai, approached the UAE embassy in London with a written offer to share experience and advice regarding the alarming and seemingly indiscriminate detention of visitors in the Emirates. Detained In Dubai partner David Haigh hand delivered an open letter to the UAE embassy in London’s Belgravia.

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 Jonathan Castle one of thousands stuck in Dubai  homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts because of unpayable debt in UAE.

Brit Jonathan Castle one of thousands stuck in Dubai homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts because of unpayable debt in UAE.

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 07:45 GMT

Jonathan Castle moved to the UAE for the tax free earning opportunities. After getting into debt he is now stuck, apparently forever in Dubai. Not allowed to work, not allowed to leave until paying his debt. And no money to pay the debt unless he is allowed to work. 61 and homeless, his health is failing, his marriage is under strain and his savings all gone

Paralysed British stroke victim “held hostage” in Dubai over business debt.

Paralysed British stroke victim “held hostage” in Dubai over business debt.

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2017 09:46 GMT

71 year Malcolm Munroe, hospitalised after suffering a stroke in 2013 left him paralysed and bedridden, unable to move except for blinking. A string of misfortunes left him with debts he can never pay. Dubai’s legal system treats Malcolm as a criminal, detained until his debts are paid and he completes a 3 year jail sentence. Malcolm has no chance to pay those debts or survive the sentence.

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.

Expats advised: Prepare properly if forced to leave debts in the UAE.

Expats advised: Prepare properly if forced to leave debts in the UAE.

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.

Brits’ release from Interpol detention nightmare secured, by tireless NGO: Detained In Dubai

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2017 17:03 BST

Is Interpol allowing wrongful detentions of travellers wanted by heavily donating Middle Eastern countries?