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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

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

​Asa Hutchinson convicted in absentia, sentenced to 3 months in Dubai jail after witnessing brawl

​Asa Hutchinson convicted in absentia, sentenced to 3 months in Dubai jail after witnessing brawl

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.

​FBI & UN investigating as illegal rendition of Dubai princess snowballs into dangerous new political landscape of lawlessness

​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

​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

India seeking favours from UAE after their extrajudicial return of Dubai's runaway Princess Latifa

India seeking favours from UAE after their extrajudicial return of Dubai's runaway 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?

​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.

United Nations demand answers on enforced disappearance of Sheikha Latifa

United Nations demand answers on enforced disappearance of Sheikha Latifa

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 13:01 BST

The United Nations has requested answers from both the United Arab Emirates and India regarding the enforced disappearance of Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai. An international campaign had brought the plight of the princess to the world's attention, but UAE and Indian officials have refused to comment on the story

Detained in Dubai press conference regarding the case of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, will be held on Thursday 12th April

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2018 18:58 BST

Radha Stirling, David Haigh, Toby Cadman, Hervé Jaubert, and Tiina Jauhiaien will address the media to update the public regarding the ongoing issues surrounding the escape and subsequent capture of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Detained in Dubai to hold press conference on the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and attack on US yacht

Detained in Dubai to hold press conference on the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and attack on US yacht

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 18:44 BST

Radha Stirling announces Detained in Dubai press conference to be held on Thursday, April 12th along with Hervé Jaubert, and Tiina Jauhiaien, to discuss the status of the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and all matters pertaining to the joint UAE-Indian attack on US registered vessel Nostromo on March 4th.

Detained in Dubai to hold press conference on the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and attack on US yacht

Detained in Dubai to hold press conference on the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and attack on US yacht

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 09:21 BST

Radha Stirling announces Detained in Dubai press conference to be held on Thursday, April 12th along with Hervé Jaubert, and Tiina Jauhiaien, to discuss the status of the case of Latifa Al Maktoum and all matters pertaining to the joint UAE-Indian attack on US registered vessel Nostromo on March 4th.

UAE WANTS TO USE INTERPOL TO ENFORCE “ISLAMIC LAW”

UAE WANTS TO USE INTERPOL TO ENFORCE “ISLAMIC LAW”

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 16:56 BST

UAE misuses Interpol to seek arrest of Christian Elombo not for any legally defined crime, but for violating their own interpretation of Islamic Law by charging him with "kidnapping" for helping Shekiha Latifa Al Maktoum escape 'years of abuse'

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?

​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.

Dubai bank  raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Dubai bank raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 09:57 GMT

Dubai bank, during active negotiations, secretly raised an #INTERPOL red notice against an expat customer for a bounced cheque, resulting in his subsequent arrest in Europe.

Family of Ras Al Khaimah prisoner Richard Lau just want him “home for Chinese New Year.”  Investors cautioned over UAE’s “archaic legal system”.

Family of Ras Al Khaimah prisoner Richard Lau just want him “home for Chinese New Year.” Investors cautioned over UAE’s “archaic legal system”.

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2017 08:16 GMT

Malaysian citizen Richard Lau has been detained in the UAE for almost a year for receiving wages. He has been detained pending investigation, with his detention regularly being renewed as the Ras Al Khaimah authorities have not been able to find or produce evidence to charge him with any crime. He is paradoxically being detained precisely because there is not evidence to justify his detention.

Free after 2 long years!  Mentally ill American stroke victim held hostage in UAE over debts, finally released, following campaign by Detained In Dubai.

Free after 2 long years! Mentally ill American stroke victim held hostage in UAE over debts, finally released, following campaign by Detained In Dubai.

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 14:46 GMT

David Oliver, the American University professor who was held hostage for 2 years in Dubai over personal debts he was unable to pay, is finally heading home thanks to human rights NGO Detained in Dubai. He got on a flight at 2:50am this morning and arrives at Dallas later on today where loving sister Beverly Thornton will be waiting to greet him.

UAE still ill treating detained Scotsman Billy Barclay, even after his return to the UK

UAE still ill treating detained Scotsman Billy Barclay, even after his return to the UK

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2017 14:32 GMT

Edinburgh father Billy Barclay made worldwide headlines in September this year when he was detained for months in Dubai over an alleged fake £20 note. The case was dropped but Billy was held in Ras al Khamaih, away from his family. He spent his family’s life savings on legal and living expenses, before the British NGO Detained In Dubai secured his release via a worldwide media campaign.

Mentally ill American stroke victim "held hostage" in Dubai over missed debt instalments that he can never pay.

Mentally ill American stroke victim "held hostage" in Dubai over missed debt instalments that he can never pay.

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:00 GMT

​David Oliver, an American former university professor is a stroke victim with mental health issues. David lost his job teaching in the UAE and was left unable to keep up his loan payments. Now, at the age of 62, he has no money to pay, can't get another job in the UAE (ironically because of the police case against him for missing loan payments), and is forbidden to leave the UAE ever again

​Scottish court denies UAE extradition request of Edinburgh bus driver following expert testimony from Detained In Dubai’s Radha Stirling.​

​Scottish court denies UAE extradition request of Edinburgh bus driver following expert testimony from Detained In Dubai’s Radha Stirling.​

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 16:47 GMT

Detained in Dubai applauded Scotland’s decision today to refuse extradition of their client Garrett Black to the United Arab Emirates, following the organisation’s involvement in the case. Garrett Black, a bus driver from Edinburgh, found himself fighting an extradition request for "breach of trust" by former UAE son in law, apparently as a result of a domestic dispute with Garrett’s daughter.