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Now Hakeem is free, legal action against Interpol is a must

Now Hakeem is free, legal action against Interpol is a must

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 14:34 GMT

Hakeem Alaraibi's detention in Thailand highlights Interpol Abuse and the need for legal accountability from the data sharing organisation

“Bahrain seeks to punish Hakeem through extradition process and show strength to gulf allies” - Radha Stirling

“Bahrain seeks to punish Hakeem through extradition process and show strength to gulf allies” - Radha Stirling

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2019 10:35 GMT

Bahrain pushes Hakeem through formal extradition proceedings in Thailand, spotlighting serious flaws with Interpol policy, international extradition standards, human rights treaties and gulf nation’s misuse of foreign legal process as a means to intimidate, harass and show their power.

Detained in Dubai calls upon Australian business support for Hakeem Alaraibi, facing extradition to Bahrain

Detained in Dubai calls upon Australian business support for Hakeem Alaraibi, facing extradition to Bahrain

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 09:50 GMT

Radha Stirling has contacted members of the Australia-Thailand Chamber of Commerce to urge their support for the release of Hakeem Alarabi; says the case carries far-reaching implications for expat community

“Bahrain assurances on Hakeem’s safety if extradited are not to be trusted” says Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai

“Bahrain assurances on Hakeem’s safety if extradited are not to be trusted” says Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 08:35 GMT

Radha Stirling, founder and CEO of Detained in Dubai, is a leading voice against Interpol abuse and for the universal inclusion of human rights provisions in extradition procedures around the world. She warns that the “assurances” coming from Bahrain regarding Hakeem Alaraibi should be immediately dismissed.

 Radha Stirling, British barristers & human rights groups call for Interpol safeguards to protect refugees like Hakeem Alaraibi

Radha Stirling, British barristers & human rights groups call for Interpol safeguards to protect refugees like Hakeem Alaraibi

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2019 15:55 GMT

Radha Stirling calls upon Interpol to proactively prevent abusive red notices from being issued, following the high profile detention of Hakeem Alaraibi in Thailand.

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.

Debt persecution in UAE likely to worsen in 2019

Debt persecution in UAE likely to worsen in 2019

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2019 12:41 GMT

Economic forecasts in the UAE indicate an increase in expected loan and mortgage defaults, which will lead to intensified persecution of debtors; Stirling cautions expats and business owners to be wary of easy credit, and get immediate help in financial troubles

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?

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

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, 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.