Tag / Detained in Dubai
Press Releases • Jan 17, 2019 12:41 GMT
Economic forecasts in the UAE indicate an increase in expected loan and mortgage defaults, which will lead to intensified persecution of debtors; Stirling cautions expats and business owners to be wary of easy credit, and get immediate help in financial troubles
Radha Stirling talks Gulf policy on women’s rights after prominent Sheikha Latifa & Rahaf Alqunun escapes
Press Releases • Jan 16, 2019 14:39 GMT
After Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun and the escape attempt of Princess Latifa from Dubai attracted extensive press attention, Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai & representative of HRH Sheikha Latifa, talks about gulf attitudes towards women’s rights
Calls for Dubai LitFest Boycott over free speech & human rights concerns - Mary Robinson announces withdrawal
Press Releases • Jan 14, 2019 16:58 GMT
Dubai will hold its annual literary festival from March 1-9 this year under the sponsorship of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Prime Minister. A growing list of authors, intellectuals, and activists have called for a boycott of the event due to the UAE’s imprisonment of activist Ahmed Mansoor, and the country’s severe restrictions on free speech.
Press Releases • Jan 13, 2019 09:30 GMT
Having now passed 100 days since the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit squad in that country’s consulate in Istanbul, the question remains; will there ever be justice for Jamal Khashoggi?
Blog posts • Jan 09, 2019 13:42 GMT
Rahaf Alqunun fled Saudi, with the ultimate plan of seeking asylum in Australia. Her allegations of abuse highlight a lack of infrastructure in Saudi to protect women from abuse as well as a clear message that male guardianship laws need reform.
Press Releases • Jan 07, 2019 08:52 GMT
Saudi Arabia is attempting to force 18 year old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun to return to the country after being apprehended in Thailand en route to Äustralia where she had hoped to seek asylum.
The truth about leaving debt behind in Dubai - Common questions answered by the debt team at Detained in Dubai
Blog posts • Jan 04, 2019 14:21 GMT
Leaving a debt behind in Dubai has proved more difficult with their abuse of the Interpol database and international enforcement agreements that have allowed them to take legal action abroad. There are a number of common questions that Detained in Dubai receives that need clarification for people who have found themselves in this situation.
Press Releases • Jan 03, 2019 16:12 GMT
Statement of Radha Stirling, Middle Eastern Criminal and Civil Justice Expert, Expert Witness and founder of Detained in Dubai issued the following statement in relation to hunger strike of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Gulf human rights abuses under spotlight as Australian footballers lobby against Hakeem's extradition to Bahrain & while Aussie Jo Sarlak suffers in Qatar as World Cup approaches
Blog posts • Jan 01, 2019 13:12 GMT
Opposition to footballer extradition to Bahrain while Qatar poised to host World Cup exposes uneven approach to human rights in Gulf states.
Press Releases • Dec 28, 2018 14:40 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced a cabinet shuffle today that saw Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir ‘demoted’, though not altogether removed, and replaced by former Finance Minister Ibrahim Al Assaf. Many have commented that this change is little more than a damage-control PR maneuver by MBS to distance himself from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi; but that may be a superficial analysis of the move.
Detained in Dubai & Guernica 37 response - Mary Robinson meeting with Sheikha Latifa fails to answer key concerns
Press Releases • Dec 27, 2018 16:41 GMT
Mary Robinson recently met Princess Latifa Al Maktoum in Dubai in a supervised visit, and discussed her impressions on BBC Radio; Ms Robinson’s remarks conspicuously conform to the official narrative of the government, and fail to address the most crucial issues in the Latifa case
Press Releases • Dec 23, 2018 08:16 GMT
Detention of Bahraini/Australian resident and pro footballer Hakeem AlAraibi in Thailand highlights Gulf state Interpol abuse. Extradition request by Bahrain against refugee who fled torture and political persecution exposes the trend of Interpol abuse by Gulf Arab countries who use financial contributions to influence the organisation’s procedures; Australia must intervene
Frontiers of Freedom Conference in Washington today - Saudi Arabia & UAE: Regional Adventures & US Interests
Press Releases • Nov 30, 2018 07:44 GMT
Detained in Dubai founder and CEO, Radha Stirling, leading international expert on Human Rights and legal abuses in the UAE, will be speaking in Washington D.C. at the Frontiers of Freedom conference entitled, “Saudi Arabia & UAE: Regional Adventures & US Interests”. Other speakers at the event include Senator Rand Paul, Congressman Gerry Connolly, and the foundation’s president, George Landrith
Detained in Dubai statement on pardon of Matthew Hedges, Brit academic jailed for life for "spying" in the UAE
Press Releases • Nov 26, 2018 10:01 GMT
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, who have been actively pushing for the release of British academic Matthew Hedges, commented today on the pardon just issued by the UAE government.
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, statement on the shock life sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges for "spying" in UAE.
Press Releases • Nov 21, 2018 13:35 GMT
UK student Matthew Hedges faces life behind bars in the UAE for allegedly spying against the desert nation. A charge he vehemently denies.
Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2018 10:38 BST
It has been a bad year for the UAE. First, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, records a video detailing horrific abuse she and her sister suffered at his hands; then she tries to escape the country. The UAE and India illegally raid the American-registered yacht that was ferrying her to safety, and kidnap all those onboard
Briton trapped in Mallorca, Spain facing extradition proceedings to Qatar over £30k debt - Latest victim of Gulf states’ misuse of Interpol as an instrument for debt collection
Press Releases • Sep 25, 2018 14:23 BST
Steven Williams trapped in Spain awaiting extradition proceedings that may result in a decades long prison sentence in Qatar over a debt he was paying; Qatar, like the UAE, using financial aid to Interpol to turn the organisation into a tool of debt collection
United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond
Press Releases • Sep 20, 2018 07:28 BST
Geneva is a long way from the Arabian Gulf, but last Friday, a special closed session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) heard testimony from witnesses and international experts about the disturbing events surrounding the abduction of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum off the coast of India.
Brit alleged missing after Dubai rules extradition to India in apparent reciprocation for India’s role in kidnapping of Sheikha Latifa
Press Releases • Sep 19, 2018 10:58 BST
UAE apparently expediting extradition of Briton in an exchange of political favours with India in wake of Latifa abduction
Press Releases • Sep 18, 2018 12:06 BST
A Dubai court sentenced Briton Asa Hutchinson in absentia for being a witness to an alleged assault. Her testimony was dismissed, and she was denied the right to defend herself in court. The UAE frequently commits such violations of basic due process.