Tag / FIFA
Blog posts • Feb 28, 2019 11:19 GMT
The ongoing dispute between Gulf neighbours Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia (with a variety of other countries allied to one side or the other), has become increasingly disruptive and dangerous; even victimising disinterested foreign visitors to the Gulf as the rivals ramp up pressure tactics against each other.
Press Releases • Feb 07, 2019 13:48 GMT
Following an extended telephone conversation with Ali Issa Ahmad's close friend in the UK, Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, has taken on the case of the young Briton jailed in the UAE over a Qatar football jersey.
Brit football fan arrested in Dubai for wearing Qatar football top - FCO needs to increase UAE travel warnings!
Press Releases • Feb 05, 2019 14:28 GMT
British citizen Ali Issa Ahmad has been arrested in the UAE for wearing a Qatar national football team shirt, and potentially faces a 15 year jail term and a fine of over Dh500,000.
Thailand human rights progress in question as Australia seeks protection from extradition for footballer Hakeem Alaraibi
Press Releases • Jan 23, 2019 11:55 GMT
The arrest and detention of refugee Hakeem Alaraibi and Thai authorities’ consideration of an extradition request from Bahrain is not helping the global image of Thailand, and causes grave doubts about the country’s transition to democracy.
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 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