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​Saudi sisters seek asylum after a lifetime of abuse

​Saudi sisters seek asylum after a lifetime of abuse

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 16:16 BST

The first detailed account of Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal Al-Shweiki released by Detained in Dubai reveals a lifetime of physical, verbal and psychological abuse; group assisting in asylum bid

​Detained in Dubai takes case of Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal in asylum bid

​Detained in Dubai takes case of Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal in asylum bid

Press releases   •   Jun 14, 2019 09:10 BST

Saudi sisters Dua and Dalal fled alleged abuse and seek asylum at UN; Detained in Dubai takes case amid possible Saudi Twitter censorship

UAE disregard for Canadian concerns over Gauthier case

UAE disregard for Canadian concerns over Gauthier case

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2019 12:21 BST

Despite contact between the Canadian Foreign Ministry and UAE counterparts, whistleblower Andre Gauthier case continues to be mishandled by the Emirates, representatives and family call for greater intervention

Canada accused of “complicity” if it continues to promote UAE while citizen remains victim of “rampant human rights abuses”.

Canada accused of “complicity” if it continues to promote UAE while citizen remains victim of “rampant human rights abuses”.

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2019 14:13 BST

André Gauthier was extradited from Oman to the UAE on May 30th, roughly a month after attempting to get home to his family, following his 19 month arbitrary detention in Dubai, and over 4 years of legal turmoil. He was jailed in a country notorious for arbitrary detention, wrongful convictions and human rights violations after exposing a gold scandal that saw investors lose tens of millions.

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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.

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​Can football resolve the feud between Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia?

​Can football resolve the feud between Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia?

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2019 11:19 GMT

The ongoing dispute between Gulf neighbours Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia (with a variety of other countries allied to one side or the other), has become increasingly disruptive and dangerous; even victimising disinterested foreign visitors to the Gulf as the rivals ramp up pressure tactics against each other.

Emirati woman’s asylum plea must be taken as seriously as Rahaf Mohammed

Emirati woman’s asylum plea must be taken as seriously as Rahaf Mohammed

Blog posts   •   Feb 11, 2019 15:34 GMT

​An Emirati woman who fled the UAE has been denied asylum in Macedonia and faces extradition, though she claims she has suffered serious human rights violations by her family, and will likely be severely punished for her escape.

Radha Stirling: "Rahaf's asylum bid shows Saudi's need to protect women from abuse".

Radha Stirling: "Rahaf's asylum bid shows Saudi's need to protect women from abuse".

Blog posts   •   Jan 09, 2019 13:42 GMT

Rahaf Alqunun fled Saudi, with the ultimate plan of seeking asylum in Australia. Her allegations of abuse highlight a lack of infrastructure in Saudi to protect women from abuse as well as a clear message that male guardianship laws need reform.

UAE’S  "Islamic" Attack on US vessel

UAE’S "Islamic" Attack on US vessel

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2018 11:21 BST

​Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, mobilised the armed forces of the UAE and recruited the participation of the Indian Coast Guard to attack an American-flagged private yacht sailing in international waters, essentially over a dispute within his family.