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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.

Torture and Kidnap victims speak on their and Princess Latifa's Kidnap by Dubai Ruler - Updates following Press Conference

Torture and Kidnap victims speak on their and Princess Latifa's Kidnap by Dubai Ruler - Updates following Press Conference

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2018 16:56 BST

Detained in Dubai held a press conference in London on the 12th of April 2018 on the kidnapping of Dubai Princess Sheikha Latifa AL Maktoum (ii), Hervé Jaubert, Tiina Jauhiainen and three Filipino crew members onboard US yacht Nostromo from International waters by the UAE and India last month.

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.

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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.