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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.

Oman puts heroic Frenchman on trial for helping Sheikha Latifa escape ‘years of abuse’

Oman puts heroic Frenchman on trial for helping Sheikha Latifa escape ‘years of abuse’

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:15 BST

French national Christian Elombo should be honoured for his role in helping Sheikha Latifa escape ‘years of abuse’ in Dubai; instead he is on trial in Oman for allegedly transporting the princess across the border. Human rights groups, led by Detained in Dubai call for his immediate release

Family says "Frenchman Christian Elombo detained in Oman in connection with Sheikha Latifa’s escape"

Family says "Frenchman Christian Elombo detained in Oman in connection with Sheikha Latifa’s escape"

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 15:42 GMT

40 year old fitness centre operator Christian Elombo from Paris, is current detained in Oman’s national security prison following his alleged involvement in the rescue of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of the ruler of Dubai.

Brit Jonathan Castle one of thousands stuck in Dubai  homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts because of unpayable debt in UAE.

Brit Jonathan Castle one of thousands stuck in Dubai homelessness nightmare surviving on handouts because of unpayable debt in UAE.

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2018 07:45 GMT

Jonathan Castle moved to the UAE for the tax free earning opportunities. After getting into debt he is now stuck, apparently forever in Dubai. Not allowed to work, not allowed to leave until paying his debt. And no money to pay the debt unless he is allowed to work. 61 and homeless, his health is failing, his marriage is under strain and his savings all gone

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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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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.