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Detained in Dubai advises re-evaluation of Western ties with UAE in wake of UK PHD student Matthew Hedges arrest

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

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.

​Australians voicing outrage over Qatar’s mistreatment of citizen

​Australians voicing outrage over Qatar’s mistreatment of citizen

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

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.

Indian family man & lawyer Johnson George, breaks down in court after being denied bail in RAK for doing his job

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

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

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

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.

​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?

Australia demands UAE respond to world's questions about missing princess & travel warnings for Aussies

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.

​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

​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.

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.

Christian Elombo freed as UAE drops Interpol case for helping Princess Latifa escape

Christian Elombo freed as UAE drops Interpol case for helping Princess Latifa escape

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 19:56 BST

Christian Elombo released after Interpol entertained extradition request by UAE over false charges of kidnapping which the UAE was forced to drop

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

Torture and Kidnap victims speak on their and Princess Latifa's Kidnap by Dubai Ruler - Updates following Press Conference

Torture and Kidnap victims speak on their and Princess Latifa's Kidnap by Dubai Ruler - Updates following Press Conference

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2018 16:56 BST

Detained in Dubai held a press conference in London on the 12th of April 2018 on the kidnapping of Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa AL Maktoum (ii), Hervé Jaubert, Tiina Jauhiainen and three Filipino crew members onboard US yacht Nostromo from International waters by the UAE and India last month.