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Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

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.

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

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.

Dubai’s primitive justice system leaves fitness instructor jailed in “medievally cruel” prison without evidence

Dubai’s primitive justice system leaves fitness instructor jailed in “medievally cruel” prison without evidence

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 19:21 GMT

Artur Ligęska is being held in cruel conditions on no more than an apparent accusation. This is yet another high profile case of police misconduct & evidentiary failings causing the detention of innocent foreigners in the gulf state.

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2019 12:17 GMT

Prison conditions Ali Ahmad faces in the UAE are described “We have a very precise understanding of what Ali is going through. The situation in UAE detention centres is bleak, and particularly so in Sharjah, a less developed emirate in the country with an even more regressive attitude towards human rights.”

​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.

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.

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.

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

Priti Patel, MP responds to requests for support from 21 yr old Asa Hutchinson, trapped in Dubai.

Priti Patel, MP responds to requests for support from 21 yr old Asa Hutchinson, trapped in Dubai.

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2018 16:03 GMT

Parents of Asa Hutchinson, trapped in Dubai, seek Priti Patel’s support to bring her home following false allegations in the tourist hotspot