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The truth about leaving debt behind in Dubai - Common questions answered by the debt team at Detained in Dubai

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.

Australia & FIFA must pressure Interpol, Thailand & Bahrain to secure pro footballer's freedom

Australia & FIFA must pressure Interpol, Thailand & Bahrain to secure pro footballer's freedom

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

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

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

​Expats shocked Qatar & UAE banks are getting away with using INTERPOL as unsuspecting debt collectors.

​Expats shocked Qatar & UAE banks are getting away with using INTERPOL as unsuspecting debt collectors.

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 13:36 BST

Interpol under continued scrutiny for unfair practices as 'pay to play' member countries issue wrongful red notices.

​2 more “Interpol Abuse” victims removed from Interpol, as UAE continues reporting debts as fraud

​2 more “Interpol Abuse” victims removed from Interpol, as UAE continues reporting debts as fraud

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.

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.

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.