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Dubai's, MASHREQ BANK raises Interpol Red Notice for bounced cheque leading to arrest of expat customer now facing extradition proceedings in Europe

Dubai's, MASHREQ 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

Mashreq 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."

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Inside Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Asa Hutchinson, and who secured the release from Dubai of Jamie Harron, Billy Barclay and Jamil Mukadam.  The CEO and founder, Radha Stirling talks candidly.

Inside Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Asa Hutchinson, and who secured the release from Dubai of Jamie Harron, Billy Barclay and Jamil Mukadam. The CEO and founder, Radha Stirling talks candidly.

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:00 GMT

Recent world news has been full of high profile cases involving Brits and other expats treated inhumanely by Dubai's immature legal system. Torture, disproportionate punishments, Interpol abuse over minor debts and detention of unsuspecting tourists. One organisation is always there, fighting to get justice and fair treatment for the victims. A look behind the scenes of Detained In Dubai.

Scotland's Billy Barclay who escaped Dubai comes out in support of fellow Brits still trapped there

Scotland's Billy Barclay who escaped Dubai comes out in support of fellow Brits still trapped there

News   •   Oct 07, 2017 12:46 BST

British family man Billy Barclay, who narrowly escaped jail in the UAE recently adds his voice to the International campaign to free fellow Brits held in Dubai, Jamil Mukadam and Jamie Harron. Both face jail for offences frighteningly easy for any Western visitor to fall foul of. Billy believes the FCO ought to be much more vigilant in its warnings to travellers, and helpful to those in trouble

Edinburgh family man’s detention in Dubai highlights shortcomings on UK FCO advice

Edinburgh family man’s detention in Dubai highlights shortcomings on UK FCO advice

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 11:44 BST

The recent case of the Scotsman, Billy Barclay who has been arrested and detained in Dubai for presenting one counterfeit £20 note highlights the FCO's unwillingness to properly warn visitors to the UAE of the potential dangers. The international community are shocked at the ease with which this detention was carried out and the lack of willingness by the FCO to intervene.

Anguish for Edinburgh family as innocent father held in Dubai, facing a year in jail over counterfeit money mix up

Anguish for Edinburgh family as innocent father held in Dubai, facing a year in jail over counterfeit money mix up

News   •   Oct 03, 2017 10:28 BST

A British father of two is being held in Dubai since September 15th, facing up to a year in jail for charges (of passing a counterfeit banknote) he has already been cleared of. He was arrested, investigated and released to continue his holiday. But when he returned to the UAE the following year for another holiday, a mix up in the system saw him arrested and detained. He is still being held.

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UK lawyers Coyle White Devine chase UAE bank customer for £300,000 over a £3,000 decade old debt.

UK lawyers Coyle White Devine chase UAE bank customer for £300,000 over a £3,000 decade old debt.

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2018 08:40 GMT

UK law firms like Coyle White Devine being used by UAE banks to chase expat debt victims

UAE legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft.  What can be done in response?

UAE legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft. What can be done in response?

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2018 11:55 GMT

Legal abuse and wrongful convictions in absentia, Interpol and licensing repercussions amongst financial and legal professionals abroad, and outright business theft. What can be done in response by the victims?

Brit and Aussie expats warned: The dangers of working in the UAE are just as great when working for your countrymen

Brit and Aussie expats warned: The dangers of working in the UAE are just as great when working for your countrymen

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2017 11:17 BST

The world's media has been focused on the UAE's mistreatment of tourists and visitors recently. Western expats feeling safe by working for their own countrymen and insulated from mistreatment. In fact Western owned and run companies are just as guilty of internationally unacceptable practises while operating in the UAE as anyone else.

Attempted extradition of Edinburgh bus driver highlights need for  UK to suspend treaty with UAE

Attempted extradition of Edinburgh bus driver highlights need for UK to suspend treaty with UAE

Blog posts   •   Sep 05, 2017 11:06 BST

This week, my Stirling Haigh Partner Mr David Haigh and I both attended Scotland's Edinburgh Sheriffs Court in Chambers Street to give expert evidence for the defence in a frivolous UAE initiated extradition case against an Edinburgh bus driver by his disgruntled ex son in law