Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2018 10:38 BST
It has been a bad year for the UAE. First, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, records a video detailing horrific abuse she and her sister suffered at his hands; then she tries to escape the country. The UAE and India illegally raid the American-registered yacht that was ferrying her to safety, and kidnap all those onboard
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
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
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
Press Releases • Sep 18, 2018 12:06 BST
A Dubai court sentenced Briton Asa Hutchinson in absentia for being a witness to an alleged assault. Her testimony was dismissed, and she was denied the right to defend herself in court. The UAE frequently commits such violations of basic due process.
Press Releases • Sep 17, 2018 10:26 BST
68 year old Australian national Joseph Sarlak may spend the rest of his life in a Qatari prison after a local partner allegedly embezzled his company’s funds, and Australians are voicing their anger
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.
Amnesty International joins Detained in Dubai, The United Nations, and Human Rights Watch in calls for Dubai Princess Latifa's freedom
Press Releases • Sep 04, 2018 12:40 BST
Detained in Dubai welcomes Amnesty International’s calls for release of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, who has been detained incommunicado for six months in the UAE after being abducted by Indian and Emirati special forces during an attempt to flee the country to seek asylum in America
Indian family man & lawyer Johnson George, breaks down in court after being denied bail in RAK for doing his job
Press Releases • Aug 30, 2018 11:06 BST
Indian national Johnson George has been jailed since January 2018 on allegations of breach of trust he strongly denies.
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.
Warning to Indian investors in Ras al Khaimah UAE following detention of Indian national for a crime he had no access to commit
Press Releases • Aug 21, 2018 11:51 BST
47 year old Johnson George, married with two children, has been locked up in the heavily promoted investment hub of Ras al Khaimah. Detained in Dubai has warned foreigners of the history of legal abuse in the emirate and how a wrongful accusation with an ulterior motive, is sufficient to have investors and workers jailed and their assets seized.
London mum and 4 year old daughter jailed together in Dubai over mum’s glass of wine & offending immigration officer on holiday flight to the Emirates
Press Releases • Aug 10, 2018 08:08 BST
Mother of 3, Swedish national and UK resident Dr Ellie Holman arrested on the July 13 for a glass of wine and offending an immigration officeron Emirates flight to Dubai. Immigration official questioned her about entry visa, and asked if she had drank alcohol.
Qatar’s Emir in UK as innocent Brit languishes in Doha jail over bounced cheques & falsified accusations
Press Releases • Jul 24, 2018 16:37 BST
Appeal to Qatar government to intervene in the wrongful detention of Joseph Sarlak and Jonathan Nash
FBI & UN investigating as illegal rendition of Dubai princess snowballs into dangerous new political landscape of lawlessness
Press Releases • Jul 24, 2018 14:23 BST
UAE-India raid to capture Princess Latifa is spiralling into a new levels of disregard for legal protocols and International Law, as UAE remains unaccountable
British National facing extrajudicial extradition as UAE and India trade favours in wake of Latifa abduction
Press Releases • Jul 23, 2018 13:45 BST
Briton Christian Michel may be denied due process as Indian officials press UAE for extradition in gratitude for India’s collaboration in the capture of Princess Latifa
Press Releases • Jul 22, 2018 16:23 BST
India requests extradition of Christian Michel, after having breached international law in returning Princess Latifa to Dubai as a "favour" to strengthen diplomatic relations. But what is India doing to preserve the rights of Indians in the UAE who have been subject to wrongful imprisonment and human rights violations?
Australia demands UAE respond to world's questions about missing princess & travel warnings for Aussies
Press Releases • Jul 19, 2018 02:30 BST
60 Minutes in Australia covers story of missing Dubai princess; rights organisation says case highlights endemic corruption and abuse in the UAE, calls for greater awareness
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.
Australian family’s distress over 68 year old businessman & father of 3 with, Joseph Sarlak facing life in Qatar prison under Draconian cheque laws - Gulf nations highly risky to foreign investors
Press Releases • Jul 01, 2018 19:35 BST
Australian Family man Joe Sarlak’s nightmare began on the 31st of July 2016, nearly two years ago, when he was tricked into attending a meeting to discuss his plans to leave Qatar. He has been in Doha prison ever since and, now experiencing serious health problems, fears he will die in Middle Eastern jail after seeing the recent death of his cellmate who suffered similar hearth complications.
Frightening precedent for UAE population - Lawyer imprisoned for 10 years for "defaming the government” over civil rights discussions.
Press Releases • Jun 01, 2018 09:21 BST
UAE's imprisonment of anyone who damages the reputation is more damaging to the country than anything Ahmed Mansoor ever said. The UAE is unsafe for tourism and investment and despite expensive public relations campaign, the country shows no steps towards change, only further steps towards censorship.