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​Scottish court denies UAE extradition request of Edinburgh bus driver following expert testimony from Detained In Dubai’s Radha Stirling.​

​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 RELEASE FROM OUR PARTNERS GUERNICA CHAMBERS: The Metropolitan Police have now commenced an investigation in to the Torture and abuse of Former Leeds United Managing Director, Mr. David Haigh.

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.

Another Scottish victim of the UAE legal system comes forward - "2 years detained in Dubai for a £2 taxi fare mix up"

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.

Ruler of Dubai exonerates Jamie Harron

Ruler of Dubai exonerates Jamie Harron

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 11:29 BST

With the help of Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Jamie Harron has been freed, his passport returned and charges against him dropped.

Jamie Harron has no court date for rude gesture charge.  Parents to visit Jamie in Dubai but risk criminal charges under UAE cybercrime laws.

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

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.

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.

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.

Statement from Radha Stirling 17:00, 11 October 2017 re Jamie Harron

Statement from Radha Stirling 17:00, 11 October 2017 re Jamie Harron

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

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.

3 British Nationals arrested in 3 months in Europe on Interpol notices issued by UAE banks for minor unpaid credit card or loan payments

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

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.

Legal professionals call for UK-UAE extradition treaty to be suspended

Legal professionals call for UK-UAE extradition treaty to be suspended

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”.

Trapped as Dubai dream goes sour.  Brits stuck in homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts.

Trapped as Dubai dream goes sour. Brits stuck in homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts.

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.

 Dubai expat business community anxious over theft of foreign investments

Dubai expat business community anxious over theft of foreign investments

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.

Attempted extradition of Edinburgh bus driver highlights need for  UK to suspend treaty with UAE

Attempted extradition of Edinburgh bus driver highlights need for UK to suspend treaty with UAE

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

Edinburgh bus driver faces extradition to UAE for helping his daughter escape troubled marriage

Edinburgh bus driver faces extradition to UAE for helping his daughter escape troubled marriage

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