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​Australia’s Four Corners to air harrowing story of Princess Latifa’s doomed escape

​Australia’s Four Corners to air harrowing story of Princess Latifa’s doomed escape

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2019 12:59 GMT

Four Corners to broadcast "Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess" which details the events surrounding the case and presents an objective and disturbing picture of the United Arab Emirates which profoundly contradicts the carefully crafted image of the country as a modern, liberal Arab nation

Following Rahaf’s escape from Saudi, Hind Al-Bolooki appoints Radha Stirling to help her escape the UAE

Following Rahaf’s escape from Saudi, Hind Al-Bolooki appoints Radha Stirling to help her escape the UAE

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2019 16:59 GMT

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and UAE country expert witness, spoke with Hind Al-Bolooki from detention in Macedonia, pledging to help her secure freedom from abuse and provide expert testimony for her asylum application.

“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.

Radha Stirling talks Gulf policy on women’s rights after prominent Sheikha Latifa & Rahaf Alqunun escapes

Radha Stirling talks Gulf policy on women’s rights after prominent Sheikha Latifa & Rahaf Alqunun escapes

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 14:39 GMT

After Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun and the escape attempt of Princess Latifa from Dubai attracted extensive press attention, Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai & representative of HRH Sheikha Latifa, talks about gulf attitudes towards women’s rights

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?

Detained in Dubai & Guernica 37 response - Mary Robinson meeting with Sheikha Latifa fails to answer key concerns

Detained in Dubai & Guernica 37 response - Mary Robinson meeting with Sheikha Latifa fails to answer key concerns

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 16:41 GMT

Mary Robinson recently met Princess Latifa Al Maktoum in Dubai in a supervised visit, and discussed her impressions on BBC Radio; Ms Robinson’s remarks conspicuously conform to the official narrative of the government, and fail to address the most crucial issues in the Latifa case

United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond

United Nations considers next actions to find missing Princess Latifa after India and UAE’s failure to respond

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 07:28 BST

Geneva is a long way from the Arabian Gulf, but last Friday, a special closed session of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) heard testimony from witnesses and international experts about the disturbing events surrounding the abduction of Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum off the coast of India.

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

​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

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

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

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'

“Sheikh Mohammed can get you anywhere in the world”, freed UAE hostage Tiina Jauhiainen

“Sheikh Mohammed can get you anywhere in the world”, freed UAE hostage Tiina Jauhiainen

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2018 13:52 BST

Assaulted, detained, threatened with death, and forced to record a false “confession”, Tiina was only released after being warned that she would not be safe “anywhere in the world” if she dared to speak out.