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United Nations to hear case of British national "swapped” for Princess Latifa

United Nations to hear case of British national "swapped” for Princess Latifa

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2019 18:40 BST

Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers have submitted an urgent petition to the United Nations regarding Christian Michel’s extradition and subsequent mistreatment by Indian authorities. Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling has issued the following statement on the case:

Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 13:02 BST

Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling has written an open letter to the Foreign Commonwealth Office exposing the inadequacies of its current travel advisory for British citizens visiting the UAE, citing the case of Laleh Shahravesh.

British "facebook-horse" post prisoner in Dubai free to return home

British "facebook-horse" post prisoner in Dubai free to return home

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 12:34 BST

Laleh Shahravesh, the British mum detained in Dubai over a years old Facebook post, looks set to be free

Still no freedom for Brit mum held for Facebook post, as judge postpones trial without date

Still no freedom for Brit mum held for Facebook post, as judge postpones trial without date

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 09:52 BST

Further anguish for British homeless shelter worker trapped in Dubai. Laleh Shahravesh was told she would hear her fate today, only to be told by the Emirati judge that the case would be postponed, and no date given as to when.

"Is my mum coming home, or going to jail?" Anguish of teen daughter as Brit mum waits to hear her fate in Dubai

"Is my mum coming home, or going to jail?" Anguish of teen daughter as Brit mum waits to hear her fate in Dubai

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 11:47 BST

Tomorrow, 14-year-old Paris Shahravesh Correia Dos Santos finds out if her mum is coming home, or going to jail. Laleh Shahravesh, Paris’ mother, is being charged with violating Cybercrime laws in the United Arab Emirates for posting a mean comment on social media about her ex-husband’s new wife. She faces up to two years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted.

"Please let my mum come home your Highness."  Daughter of Brit mum trapped in Dubai for Facebook post writes heartbreaking letter to Sheikh Mohammed

"Please let my mum come home your Highness." Daughter of Brit mum trapped in Dubai for Facebook post writes heartbreaking letter to Sheikh Mohammed

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 18:38 BST

Paris Shahravesh, the 14 year old daughter of the London mum facing jail in Dubai over a rash Facebook post has written a heartbreaking letter to Sheikh Mohammed, pleading with him to let her mum come home. Laleh Shahravesh has been trapped in Dubai since the 10th of March

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2019 15:53 BST

Controversial “cybercrime laws” in Dubai mean that a London single mum has been arrested together with her 14 year old daughter at Dubai airport. She now faces up to two years in jail and a fine of £50,000 for two facebook posts she made in 2016 about her ex husband’s new wife. She made the two posts while living in the UK.

​Minister of State, Alistair Burt to meet with family of Andy Neal - innocent veteran held for 6 months in Dubai

​Minister of State, Alistair Burt to meet with family of Andy Neal - innocent veteran held for 6 months in Dubai

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 17:57 GMT

Minister of State Alistair Burt is set to meet Sue and Maurice, Andy Neal's parents at the FCO tomorrow. Neal family hopeful that the British government will support veteran and PTSD sufferer who has been detained without evidence for almost 6 months in the UAE.

Family fearful as British veteran Andy Neal is moved to Abu Dhabi facing life in prison

Family fearful as British veteran Andy Neal is moved to Abu Dhabi facing life in prison

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 08:59 GMT

​Moved to Abu Dhabi: Decorated veteran Andy Neal has been held in Dubai prison for over five months on allegations of selling drugs. The police investigation showed no evidence of any such crime, and the witness confirmed that it was not Andy he spoke of, when he made a statement.

 “Brits - Please support veteran Andy Neal & Stop Visiting Dubai!” - desperate father pleads

“Brits - Please support veteran Andy Neal & Stop Visiting Dubai!” - desperate father pleads

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 13:23 GMT

Nightmare ongoing for army veteran Andy Neal and his increasingly distressed family who are calling for Brits to stand up for Andy and boycott Dubai

​Australia’s Four Corners to air harrowing story of Princess Latifa’s doomed escape

​Australia’s Four Corners to air harrowing story of Princess Latifa’s doomed escape

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 12:59 GMT

Four Corners to broadcast "Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess" which details the events surrounding the case and presents an objective and disturbing picture of the United Arab Emirates which profoundly contradicts the carefully crafted image of the country as a modern, liberal Arab nation

Former MP and Shadow Homeland Security Spokesman, Colonel Patrick Mercer, joins the outcry over the unjust jailing of former Corporal Andrew Neal in Dubai

Former MP and Shadow Homeland Security Spokesman, Colonel Patrick Mercer, joins the outcry over the unjust jailing of former Corporal Andrew Neal in Dubai

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2019 12:09 GMT

Colonel Patrick Mercer, former commanding officer of Brit soldier unjustly jailed in Dubai joins outcry over his incarceration.

​Can football resolve the feud between Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia?

​Can football resolve the feud between Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia?

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.

Army friends rally support for Andy Neal as Dubai prosecutors claim decision on release will come Thursday

Army friends rally support for Andy Neal as Dubai prosecutors claim decision on release will come Thursday

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2019 10:36 GMT

Army friends rally support for Andy Neal as Dubai prosecutors claim decision on release will come Thursday. A 44 year old British family man, war hero and PTSD sufferer is trapped in jail in the UAE on charges of being a drugs kingpin, despite the prosecutors admitting there is no evidence against him.

Brit war hero and father of 2  jailed since October after shameful Dubai police misconduct

Brit war hero and father of 2 jailed since October after shameful Dubai police misconduct

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 10:02 GMT

Englishman Andy Neal, 44, has been wrongfully detained in Dubai since the 4th of October 2018 after police seized him from his home one evening. Prosecutors have since realised Andy is innocent but continue to hold him in Dubai’s central prison as the lead prosecutor reportedly seeks promotion.

Dubai’s primitive justice system leaves fitness instructor jailed in “medievally cruel” prison without evidence

Dubai’s primitive justice system leaves fitness instructor jailed in “medievally cruel” prison without evidence

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 19:21 GMT

Artur Ligęska is being held in cruel conditions on no more than an apparent accusation. This is yet another high profile case of police misconduct & evidentiary failings causing the detention of innocent foreigners in the gulf state.

Following Rahaf’s escape from Saudi, Hind Al-Bolooki appoints Radha Stirling to help her escape the UAE

Following Rahaf’s escape from Saudi, Hind Al-Bolooki appoints Radha Stirling to help her escape the UAE

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 16:59 GMT

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and UAE country expert witness, spoke with Hind Al-Bolooki from detention in Macedonia, pledging to help her secure freedom from abuse and provide expert testimony for her asylum application.

Emirati woman’s asylum plea must be taken as seriously as Rahaf Mohammed

Emirati woman’s asylum plea must be taken as seriously as Rahaf Mohammed

Blog posts   •   Feb 11, 2019 15:34 GMT

​An Emirati woman who fled the UAE has been denied asylum in Macedonia and faces extradition, though she claims she has suffered serious human rights violations by her family, and will likely be severely punished for her escape.

Now Hakeem is free, legal action against Interpol is a must

Now Hakeem is free, legal action against Interpol is a must

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 14:34 GMT

Hakeem Alaraibi's detention in Thailand highlights Interpol Abuse and the need for legal accountability from the data sharing organisation

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 12:17 GMT

Prison conditions Ali Ahmad faces in the UAE are described “We have a very precise understanding of what Ali is going through. The situation in UAE detention centres is bleak, and particularly so in Sharjah, a less developed emirate in the country with an even more regressive attitude towards human rights.”