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Derrin Crawford

“What is happening right now to Derrin Crawford should alarm any foreigner in or intending to visit the UAE. She is the latest in a very long list of foreign nationals who have found themselves behind bars in Dubai, not due to anything they did wrong, but due to the systemic flaws in the UAE’s criminal justice system; from police to prosecutors, from judges to

jailers. Any normal social interaction can suddenly turn into a criminal case; whether just taking pictures, brushing past someone in a crowded restaurant, going on a date or visiting someone’s home; anyone can find themselves accused of a crime, hastily convicted, and sentenced to years in prison,” 

Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai

A British flight attendant is being detained in Dubai with "what appears to be no case to answer" over a drugs raid, her MP has said.

The family of Derrin Crawford, 23, of Liverpool, said she was arrested on 21 June and later moved to Al Barsha jail.

Liverpool Riverside MP Kim Johnson said her family was "very worried" as she has a medical condition.

Campaign group Detained in Dubai, which is assisting her, said she had been treated "appallingly".

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