Tag / Interpol
Press Releases • May 17, 2018 19:56 BST
Christian Elombo released after Interpol entertained extradition request by UAE over false charges of kidnapping which the UAE was forced to drop
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
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.
Press Releases • Jan 11, 2018 11:34 GMT
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
Connor Clements, Brit jailed in Dubai for medical marijuana taken in UK, already detained over the holidays. Finds out in February if he will have to serve 2 year sentence in Middle Eastern Jail.
Press Releases • Jan 05, 2018 08:03 GMT
Connor Clements, a young British man who was arrested in the UAE for traces of medical marijuana that were left in his system after legally taking it in the UK, has been dealt another blow. His appeal ruling has been rescheduled from the 21st of December to February. Only then will he find out if he faces the next 4 years in jail
61 year old British cancer victim jailed in Dubai for his prescription anxiety meds. Facing 4 year sentence for possession of antidepressants which are actually legal in the UAE.
Press Releases • Jan 04, 2018 17:53 GMT
A 61 year old British man has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for anti-anxiety medication that is legal in the UAE with prescription because a customs officer believed he had ‘too many pills’. Perry only had enough to last him for his 6 month voyage at sea; but to no avail. Perry is now detained in Dubai and denied not only his medication, but even treatment for his prostate cancer.
Free after 2 long years! Mentally ill American stroke victim held hostage in UAE over debts, finally released, following campaign by Detained In Dubai.
Press Releases • Dec 20, 2017 14:46 GMT
David Oliver, the American University professor who was held hostage for 2 years in Dubai over personal debts he was unable to pay, is finally heading home thanks to human rights NGO Detained in Dubai. He got on a flight at 2:50am this morning and arrives at Dallas later on today where loving sister Beverly Thornton will be waiting to greet him.
Inside Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Asa Hutchinson, and who secured the release from Dubai of Jamie Harron, Billy Barclay and Jamil Mukadam. The CEO and founder, Radha Stirling talks candidly.
News • Dec 04, 2017 08:00 GMT
Recent world news has been full of high profile cases involving Brits and other expats treated inhumanely by Dubai's immature legal system. Torture, disproportionate punishments, Interpol abuse over minor debts and detention of unsuspecting tourists. One organisation is always there, fighting to get justice and fair treatment for the victims. A look behind the scenes of Detained In Dubai.
Mentally ill American stroke victim "held hostage" in Dubai over missed debt instalments that he can never pay.
Press Releases • Nov 27, 2017 14:00 GMT
David Oliver, an American former university professor is a stroke victim with mental health issues. David lost his job teaching in the UAE and was left unable to keep up his loan payments. Now, at the age of 62, he has no money to pay, can't get another job in the UAE (ironically because of the police case against him for missing loan payments), and is forbidden to leave the UAE ever again
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.
Dubai releases Brit under international media pressure, but secretly place him on Interpol watch list.
Press Releases • Nov 06, 2017 15:40 GMT
Jamil Mukadam one of the many recent high profile Brits detained in Dubai for seemingly trivial offences has been released, but the UAE has not done so in good grace. Mukadam was told by his management that although, under worldwide pressure, the Dubai authorities let him go they have also secretly placed on an Interpol watch list, meaning his UK government job is at risk.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.