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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.

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.

Amnesty International joins Detained in Dubai, The United Nations, and Human Rights Watch in calls for Dubai Princess Latifa's freedom

Amnesty International joins Detained in Dubai, The United Nations, and Human Rights Watch in calls for Dubai Princess Latifa's freedom

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 12:40 BST

Detained in Dubai welcomes Amnesty International’s calls for release of Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, daughter of the Ruler of Dubai, who has been detained incommunicado for six months in the UAE after being abducted by Indian and Emirati special forces during an attempt to flee the country to seek asylum in America

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.

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.

Dubai bank  raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Dubai bank raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 09:57 GMT

Dubai bank, during active negotiations, secretly raised an #INTERPOL red notice against an expat customer for a bounced cheque, resulting in his subsequent arrest in Europe.

Detained in Dubai offer help to UAE Embassy regarding the Emirates’ international image problem.

Detained in Dubai offer help to UAE Embassy regarding the Emirates’ international image problem.

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:01 GMT

On Friday UK based NGO, Detained in Dubai, approached the UAE embassy in London with a written offer to share experience and advice regarding the alarming and seemingly indiscriminate detention of visitors in the Emirates. Detained In Dubai partner David Haigh hand delivered an open letter to the UAE embassy in London’s Belgravia.

Lau hopes for freedom before Chinese New year after 10 months UAE detention, thanks to Malaysian Foreign Minister

Lau hopes for freedom before Chinese New year after 10 months UAE detention, thanks to Malaysian Foreign Minister

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2018 10:36 GMT

Malaysian Foreign Minister discusses Richard Lau case; set to visit citizen detained without charge in UAE for 10 months. Renewed hope for his return home in time for Chinese New Year celebrations.

French national Reda Boulahdid and wife tell of blackmail ordeal by UAE customs officials

French national Reda Boulahdid and wife tell of blackmail ordeal by UAE customs officials

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 17:04 GMT

French national Reda Boulahdid facing prison in Ras Al Khaimah due to "corrupt customs officials demanding 20% illegal payoff on his imports."