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“Cultural misunderstanding” behind imprisoned British teachers in Oman; Stirling calls for UK, Oman government intervention

“Cultural misunderstanding” behind imprisoned British teachers in Oman; Stirling calls for UK, Oman government intervention

Press releases   •   May 16, 2019 11:25 BST

Two British teachers are being held in a prison in Oman accused of stealing dogs. Jenny Green, and a female friend say they rescued the dogs from an abusive owner, but they have been charged with theft, and potentially alcohol related charges

Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

Stirling urges FCO to update travel warnings in light of Laleh Shahravesh case

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 13:02 BST

Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling has written an open letter to the Foreign Commonwealth Office exposing the inadequacies of its current travel advisory for British citizens visiting the UAE, citing the case of Laleh Shahravesh.

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

British mother faces 2 years jail and £50,000 fine in Dubai, because of old Facebook posts

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2019 15:53 BST

Controversial “cybercrime laws” in Dubai mean that a London single mum has been arrested together with her 14 year old daughter at Dubai airport. She now faces up to two years in jail and a fine of £50,000 for two facebook posts she made in 2016 about her ex husband’s new wife. She made the two posts while living in the UK.

​Minister of State, Alistair Burt to meet with family of Andy Neal - innocent veteran held for 6 months in Dubai

​Minister of State, Alistair Burt to meet with family of Andy Neal - innocent veteran held for 6 months in Dubai

Press releases   •   Mar 20, 2019 17:57 GMT

Minister of State Alistair Burt is set to meet Sue and Maurice, Andy Neal's parents at the FCO tomorrow. Neal family hopeful that the British government will support veteran and PTSD sufferer who has been detained without evidence for almost 6 months in the UAE.

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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.