Illegal seizure of the US flagged yacht carrying Sheikha Latifa on bid for asylum must be answered

Illegal seizure of the US flagged yacht carrying Sheikha Latifa on bid for asylum must be answered

Press releases   •   Mar 23, 2018 13:18 GMT

American flagged Nostromo, was in fact illegally intercepted in international waters, boarded, and commandeered either by the UAE, by the Indian Coast Guard, or possibly by a Private Military Company hired by the UAE.

UAE Media, Censorship and Propaganda discussed after disappearance of Sheikha Latifa & international incident

UAE Media, Censorship and Propaganda discussed after disappearance of Sheikha Latifa & international incident

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 13:52 GMT

UAE censorship and freedom of speech discussed, as no UAE news providers have reported on the disappearance of the daughter of the ruler and what is a major international incident.

Safety of Visiting Dubai Under Question

Safety of Visiting Dubai Under Question

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?

Detained in Dubai calls Indian government to investigate the disappearance of American registered yacht carrying Dubai princess and American and Finnish citizens as possible act of piracy

Detained in Dubai calls Indian government to investigate the disappearance of American registered yacht carrying Dubai princess and American and Finnish citizens as possible act of piracy

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 12:51 GMT

Detained in Dubai calls upon the Indian government to investigate the disappearance of American registered yacht carrying Dubai princess and American and Finnish citizens as possible act of piracy, now missing for two weeks without investigation!

Guernica International Justice Chambers press statement on Sheikha Latifa & Hervé Jaubert case before the United Nations

Guernica International Justice Chambers press statement on Sheikha Latifa & Hervé Jaubert case before the United Nations

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 16:57 GMT

Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers in London has been instructed to file an immediate complaint with the UN Special Procedures Branch

United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond

United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 07:28 BST

Geneva is a long way from the Arabian Gulf, but last Friday, a special closed session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) heard testimony from witnesses and international experts about the disturbing events surrounding the abduction of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum off the coast of India.

Brit alleged missing after Dubai rules extradition to India in apparent reciprocation for India’s role in kidnapping of Sheikha Latifa

Brit alleged missing after Dubai rules extradition to India in apparent reciprocation for India’s role in kidnapping of Sheikha Latifa

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 10:58 BST

UAE apparently expediting extradition of Briton in an exchange of political favours with India in wake of Latifa abduction

Young British academic detained in UAE for ‘spying’

Young British academic detained in UAE for ‘spying’

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 12:02 BST

Matthew Hedges being held in solitary confinement, incommunicado, since May over national security allegations stemming from his PhD research. UAE increasingly clamping down on flow of information

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

​Detained in Dubai takes case of Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal in asylum bid

​Detained in Dubai takes case of Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal in asylum bid

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 09:10 BST

Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal fled alleged abuse and seek asylum at UN; Detained in Dubai takes case amid possible Saudi Twitter censorship

Thailand human rights progress in question as Australia seeks protection from extradition for footballer Hakeem Alaraibi

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.

British FCO confirms it is illegal for tourists to drink alcohol in the UAE and even in flight

British FCO confirms it is illegal for tourists to drink alcohol in the UAE and even in flight

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2018 19:32 BST

Following widespread confusion regarding the alcohol laws in the UAE, the UK government has advised citizens that it is illegal for tourists to drink alcohol in the country or en route to the country.

Only reform in Saudi can lead to Khashoggi justice

Only reform in Saudi can lead to Khashoggi justice

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2019 09:30 GMT

Having now passed 100 days since the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit squad in that country’s consulate in Istanbul, the question remains; will there ever be justice for Jamal Khashoggi?

Radha Stirling statement on Iran’s persecution of British national, Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe

Radha Stirling statement on Iran’s persecution of British national, Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe

Press releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 16:12 GMT

Statement of Radha Stirling, Middle Eastern Criminal and Civil Justice Expert, Expert Witness and founder of Detained in Dubai issued the following statement in relation to hunger strike of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UAE LOST AT SEA ON LATIFA CASE

UAE LOST AT SEA ON LATIFA CASE

Blog posts   •   Apr 21, 2018 16:33 BST

No official response has been made by the UAE with regard to the disappearance of Sheikha Latifa bint Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Without an official statement, journalists have no choice but to accept unverifiable claims that purport to represent the UAE’s stance, if they want to report the story in a balanced way.

UAE’S  "Islamic" Attack on US vessel

UAE’S "Islamic" Attack on US vessel

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2018 11:21 BST

​Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, mobilised the armed forces of the UAE and recruited the participation of the Indian Coast Guard to attack an American-flagged private yacht sailing in international waters, essentially over a dispute within his family.

The Undoing of Mohammed Bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai after attack of US yacht

The Undoing of Mohammed Bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai after attack of US yacht

Blog posts   •   Mar 27, 2018 13:20 BST

Implications for Sheikh Mohammed of UAE's recent attack of US registered yacht in international waters

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

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.