Tag / Jamie Harron
British/Irish grandfather’s UAE jail nightmare after disagreement with hotel staff over visiting friend
Press Releases • Aug 22, 2018 16:18 BST
John Murphy, a 52 year old family man has already spent 6 weeks in “hellish” UAE jail after hotel staff reported him to police following argument about an “unauthorised” visit from cousin and church friend. John faces a further 3 years of captivity.
Press Releases • Mar 16, 2018 13:34 GMT
Middle Eastern travel, investment and expat hotspot Dubai is under scrutiny for ongoing abuse of British citizens, wrongful imprisonments and human rights violations. Should Brits be putting themselves in jeopardy?
Press Releases • Dec 06, 2017 09:46 GMT
71 year Malcolm Munroe, hospitalised after suffering a stroke in 2013 left him paralysed and bedridden, unable to move except for blinking. A string of misfortunes left him with debts he can never pay. Dubai’s legal system treats Malcolm as a criminal, detained until his debts are paid and he completes a 3 year jail sentence. Malcolm has no chance to pay those debts or survive the sentence.
Press Releases • Dec 06, 2017 09:43 GMT
Richard Lau was arrested last April with several others, based on accusations from an Emirati businessman that Richard’s salary and commissions constitute embezzlement from his company. Despite no evidence of wrongdoing, Richard’s detention is extended every two weeks as the Public Prosecutor requests more time to investigate. Every accused party has been released while Richard stays in jail.
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.
Scotsman Jamie Harron sentenced today to 3 months in Dubai jail for brushing up against man in crowded bar
Press Releases • Oct 22, 2017 13:59 BST
Jamie Harron sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for brushing the hip of an Arab at the Rock Bottom bar in Dubai. Witnesses to the incident were not called to testify to discredit the allegations brought by Emad Tabaza, the MD of Neuman & Esser. Jamie will appeal the verdict, though this will prolong his difficult circumstances in Dubai, and compound the financial losses he has suffered.
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.
"They have ruined our son's life" - Jamie Harron parents furious over Neuman & Esser's stance as Scotsman faces prison over public indecency charges in Dubai
Press Releases • Oct 16, 2017 10:47 BST
"They have ruined our son's life" - Parents of Jamie Harron furious over German company Neuman & Esser's stance supporting Managing Director Emad Tabaza. Scotsman Jamie faces years in prison over public indecency charges in Dubai. - Jamie, who has already lost his job, all his savings and ran up substantial credit card debts during Dubai detainment, tells of his fears for the future.
German company Neuman & Esser suffering international backlash over Managing Director Emad Tabaza's involvement in Dubai public indecency case. Jamie Harron still facing jail in Dubai.
Press Releases • Oct 14, 2017 17:14 BST
Neuman & Esser, the giant international mechanical engineering group is facing increasing public backlash over its support of its MD, who levelled the allegations against Scotsman Jamie Harron. Neuman & Esser issued a statement last week reiterating the accusations of Emad Tabaza against Jamie and adding verifably inaccurate information. Now the company is suffering the wrath of social media.
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.
Dubai "public indecency" detention updates. German company missteps in defence of complainant in Jamie Harron case
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2017 12:12 BST
The German company of which the Managing Director is Emad Tabaza, the accuser in the Dubai “public indecency” case against Jamie Harron has issued its first statement on the controversy. It includes a number of erroneous claims which contradict the established facts.
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.
Top UAE lawyer calls for legal reforms after recent terrifying arrests of Brits Jamie Harron, Jamil Mukadam and Billy Barclay
Press Releases • Oct 09, 2017 12:18 BST
High profile arrests of British citizens for what are widely considered extremely marginal offences in Dubai have dominated media coverage for weeks. Top UAE lawyer Essam Al Tamimi has told press that the pace of legal reform is speeding up in the UAE. Detained In Dubai, the NGO campaigning for victims has expressed guarded optimism.
Press Releases • Oct 08, 2017 12:54 BST
The parents of Jamie Harron, the Scotsman arrested in Dubai for accidentally touching another man’s hip while trying to avoid bumping into him in a crowded bar, have spoken out. They tell of their fears for Jamie, and how the pressure has affected everyone in their close family.
News • Oct 07, 2017 12:46 BST
British family man Billy Barclay, who narrowly escaped jail in the UAE recently adds his voice to the International campaign to free fellow Brits held in Dubai, Jamil Mukadam and Jamie Harron. Both face jail for offences frighteningly easy for any Western visitor to fall foul of. Billy believes the FCO ought to be much more vigilant in its warnings to travellers, and helpful to those in trouble