60 year old Londoner, Albert Douglas, made a brave attempt to cross to Oman after losing faith in Dubai’s justice system. He had stayed in the glitzy city, thinking an innocent man could never be convicted. He had faith in the “system” and faith in the legal process. But when he saw the proceedings unfold, he couldn’t believe his own eyes. Everything he’d heard, but not believed, was happening to him. He was being prosecuted for a crime he hadn’t committed, and evidence o
A popular ‘Absolutely Ascot’ star issued a call for sixty year old Albert Douglas’s release from a Dubai jail. “Albert Douglas, has been wrongfully imprisoned in an unfair justice System, where he’s been beaten and subjected to countless human rights violations during his detention so far. He needs your help to get home. Please everyone can we get this father/ grandfather back home where he belongs”, Henry said to Detained in Dubai. Albert’s family are outraged after being t
British woman charged over Facebook post calling Cyprus mayor “useless”. A 35 year old musician was shocked when she was arrested on Monday in Cyprus for a Facebook comment on a local expats group, branding the local mayor “useless”. Kaela Charalampous, from Liverpool, has been living in Greek Cyprus for 14 years with her husband and four year old son. “Never in a million years, did she consider that a social media post could lead to her criminal prosecution”, said Radha Stir
“Nevada resident Peter Clark, from California, was finally freed from Dubai after his 2 month ordeal which cost him $50,000. Peter was deported late Tuesday night on a flight via Doha to New York.”. Detained in Dubai CEO, Radha Stirling, announced Peter Clark’s safe return to the United States.
“Nevada resident Peter Clark, from California, was finally freed from Dubai after his 2 month ordeal which cost him $50,000. Peter was deported late Tuesday night on a flight via Do
American detained in Dubai is not alone. Why does Dubai jail tourists? UAE lobbying has suppressed criminality for over a decade and it is US citizens who pay. Nevada resident Peter Clark, originally from California, is one of a string of American tourists who have seen the inside of a Dubai jail. Just what is making Dubai so unsafe? Clark has called on Senator Rosen and Senator Cortez Masto to assist, after being arrested for trace elements of cannabis found in his urine wh
Time of Israel Investigates: "Impersonation nation? Israeli intel firms’ shady methods spotlighted in UAE flap" A report last week accusing a private Israeli intelligence firm of impersonating journalists in order to elicit information from opponents of an Emirati royal family shines a spotlight on Israeli cyber intelligence firms that reportedly do business in authoritarian regimes. A Times of Israel investigation has revealed that the owner of the firm in question, Bluehaw
Ramadan started on Tuesday in Dubai, a time where prisoners are often pardoned and released. But for most foreigners intertwined with the Emirati judicial process, this simply adds to the inherent delays. Peter has been held in the UAE for almost two months after a routine test at hospital found trace elements of hashish in his body. Trace elements can be present in the body for up to around two months after consumption.
“Peter was called by the police several times and a
A newly published report by The Daily Beast’s Adam Rawnsley details how Ras Al Khaimah used an Israeli private intelligence company to hack American and European citizens deemed enemies of the regime of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi. “This is monstrous,” said Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, whose organisation was targeted in an elaborate hacking scheme by RAK last year. “This is a government employing private sector spies to hack the communications of, and deceitfu
Ignorance is no defence for travellers who fall foul of local customs and laws against behaviour that they may assume is as acceptable abroad as it is in their home country, as Robin Gauldie (politely) reports What may be seen as a merry prank in one country may cause grievous offence in another. For example, in 2009 when a British holidaymaker in Marmaris dropped his pants in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, he may have expected, at worst, a stern warning if caught. In a
It’s happened again. Dubai’s strict drug laws prohibit the possession of hashish/marijuana, but possession there, includes carrying drugs within one’s bloodstream. That means visitors to the UAE who have consumed hashish/marijuana legally in their own country, can be arrested for possessing hashish in their blood when they get to Dubai. This is exactly what happened to 51 year old Silicon Valley veteran, Peter Clark, who faces three years in a desert jail. Las Vegas resident