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Former Leeds United GM, solicitor and businessman David Haigh gives evidence to the United nations over his torture in UAE jails

Former Leeds United GM, solicitor and businessman David Haigh gives evidence to the United nations over his torture in UAE jails

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 11:47 BST

​Former Leeds United Football Club Managing Director David Haigh today spoke to the delegates of the United Nations 36th Human Rights conference about his personal experiences of torture and unfair trails in the UAE. David was illegally detained for 22 months during which he was tortured, beaten, and even raped.

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.

Legal professionals call for UK-UAE extradition treaty to be suspended

Legal professionals call for UK-UAE extradition treaty to be suspended

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 08:58 BST

Legal professionals, led by human rights NGO Detained In Dubai, call for the UK-UAE Extradition Treaty to be suspended after multiple UK court rulings have rejected UAE extradition requests due to the “real likelihood of human rights violations”.

LGBT community's outcry at World Coffee Championship being held in Dubai.  Organisers rethinking location.

LGBT community's outcry at World Coffee Championship being held in Dubai. Organisers rethinking location.

Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2017 12:19 BST

Pressure from the international LGBT+ community and concerned people associated to the world of coffee leads to possible cancellation of the WCE's prestigious event being held in Dubai, where homosexuality still carries the penalty of death by stoning

Trapped as Dubai dream goes sour.  Brits stuck in homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts.

Trapped as Dubai dream goes sour. Brits stuck in homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts.

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 07:30 BST

Thousands of Brits are trapped in Dubai, forbidden to leave the country, not allowed to work, with debts they can’t pay, and the constant threat of jail hanging over them. Why? Because they missed credit card or loan payments.

 Dubai expat business community anxious over theft of foreign investments

Dubai expat business community anxious over theft of foreign investments

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2017 16:02 BST

The gleaming Middle Eastern city of Dubai used to be a highly desirable business destination for expats and investors alike. In the last decade, that image has been damaged by widely published cases of corruption and abuse leading to theft of foreign investment.

German medical professional warns:  “Dubai healthcare industry puts profits before patients.”

German medical professional warns: “Dubai healthcare industry puts profits before patients.”

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2017 15:33 BST

Following a recent controversial medical negligence case where Mediclinic in Dubai are being sued for $55m after allegations of breaching international standards in care, a senior German neurosurgeon has come forward to voice his concerns about the UAE medical industry putting profit before patients.

New powerhouse partnership to support expats in Dubai and the wider GCC

New powerhouse partnership to support expats in Dubai and the wider GCC

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2017 14:54 BST

Former Leeds United FC managing director and solicitor David Haigh and Radha Stirling the CEO of not for profit Detained in Dubai have joined forces to form Stirling Haigh, UAE Criminal and Civil law specialists.

Abu Dhabi transgender pair released after successful campaign by British NGO

Abu Dhabi transgender pair released after successful campaign by British NGO

Press Releases   •   Aug 30, 2017 08:39 BST

Two Singaporean crossdressers who expected to spend the next year in an Abu Dhabi prison are home today, following a campaign by British NGO, Detained in Dubai.

Edinburgh bus driver faces extradition to UAE for helping his daughter escape troubled marriage

Edinburgh bus driver faces extradition to UAE for helping his daughter escape troubled marriage

Press Releases   •   Aug 28, 2017 13:42 BST

An ailing Scottish man is facing the possibility of extradition to the United Arab Emirates because his daughter separated from her Emirati husband

Jail for cross dressers in Abu Dhabi ignites worldwide LGTB support

Jail for cross dressers in Abu Dhabi ignites worldwide LGTB support

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 13:43 BST

Two Singaporean nationals were jailed for a year each today in Abu Dhabi, causing outrage in LGTB media

Fears for safety of "feminine looking" man and transsexual friend arrested in Dubai shopping mall

Fears for safety of "feminine looking" man and transsexual friend arrested in Dubai shopping mall

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 11:54 BST

Outcry amongst the world's LGTB community as two Singaporean nationals were sentenced yesterday to 1 each year jail in a UAE desert jail. Crossdressing, transgenderism and homosexuality are still considered crimes in the United Arab Emirates, despite international pressure for reform.

UAE government threatens prisoners over talking to media.

UAE government threatens prisoners over talking to media.

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2017 16:54 BST

UAE discourages media campaigns aimed at letting the world see inside their justice system. Prisoners threatened with longer sentences and legal abuse for talking to foreign media.

Warning for British Universities against collaboration with flawed Dubai legal institutions

Warning for British Universities against collaboration with flawed Dubai legal institutions

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2017 19:40 BST

Prominent British lawyers concern at UK universities offering academic qualifications in collaboration with the controversial Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

International legal community’s outrage at plan to hold 2019 World Litigation Forum in Dubai

International legal community’s outrage at plan to hold 2019 World Litigation Forum in Dubai

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2017 18:39 BST

Worldwide outcry among legal leaders as World Litigation Forum (WLF)’s announces their intention to hold their 5th annual event in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai

UAE banks blank cheque abuse continues to shock the international banking community

UAE banks blank cheque abuse continues to shock the international banking community

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2017 17:25 BST

To many people , the idea of signing a blank cheque and handing it over to a partner in a business arrangement would seem unthinkable, even in countries where a cheque can easily be cancelled later. However, UAE banks still insist on pre-signed, blank cheques as security against loans, credit card defaults, mortgages or any other potential future debt.

Australia to test new extradition treaty with UAE after 5 men were arrested in relation to a multi million dollar drug trafficking ring

Australia to test new extradition treaty with UAE after 5 men were arrested in relation to a multi million dollar drug trafficking ring

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 13:16 BST

The Dubai police arrested 5 men as part of an effort to destroy an international narcotics smuggling operation on Tuesday. Now the Australia-UAE extradition treaty will be put to the test, as Australia requests the extradition of the gang

Mediclinic, one of two hospitals in Dubai Healthcare City is being sued for $55,000,000  after experts concur they breached international standards of care.

Mediclinic, one of two hospitals in Dubai Healthcare City is being sued for $55,000,000 after experts concur they breached international standards of care.

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2017 14:35 BST

Family to sue Mediclinic for $55 million. Dubai medical negligence law spotlighted after patient left brain damaged. Will Dubai courts demand accountability in the medical community or hide mistakes in order to promote medical tourism?

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Brits’ release from Interpol detention nightmare secured, by tireless NGO: Detained In Dubai

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2017 17:03 BST

Is Interpol allowing wrongful detentions of travellers wanted by heavily donating Middle Eastern countries?