Press releases • Apr 12, 2019 13:02 BST
Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling has written an open letter to the Foreign Commonwealth Office exposing the inadequacies of its current travel advisory for British citizens visiting the UAE, citing the case of Laleh Shahravesh.
Press releases • Apr 07, 2019 15:53 BST
Controversial “cybercrime laws” in Dubai mean that a London single mum has been arrested together with her 14 year old daughter at Dubai airport. She now faces up to two years in jail and a fine of £50,000 for two facebook posts she made in 2016 about her ex husband’s new wife. She made the two posts while living in the UK.
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Calls for Dubai LitFest Boycott over free speech & human rights concerns - Mary Robinson announces withdrawal
Press releases • Jan 14, 2019 16:58 GMT
Dubai will hold its annual literary festival from March 1-9 this year under the sponsorship of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Prime Minister. A growing list of authors, intellectuals, and activists have called for a boycott of the event due to the UAE’s imprisonment of activist Ahmed Mansoor, and the country’s severe restrictions on free speech.