American woman's life has been torn apart by Qatar's abuse of the Interpol Red Notice system, raising serious human rights concerns. New Jersey international relations professional Nancy Samir never imagined that accepting an incredible offer to work for the Qatar Foundation would have ended as it did. 50 year old Nancy wound up hopeless, broke, stranded and separated from her children and parents and with the trauma ultimately resulting in her father’s death. Nancy was on he
Afghanistan soldier with PTSD jailed in Abu Dhabi, reveals hellish prison conditions A 44 year old PTSD sufferer and Afghanistan veteran (Army & Navy) has been detained in Dubai over a bank debt he was working to repay. The war survivor accepted a UAE government contract in 2012 following his role in Afghanistan. He relocated, settled in and like any new expat will experience, he was aggressively hounded by local bank ADCB, he decided to accept a loan to buy a property there.
The man’s voice was shaking on the telephone, “I’ve just been held at the airport, they say it is on an Interpol Red Notice from the UAE, I haven’t even lived there since 2008!” The woman on the other end of the line replied assuringly, in a tone equally professional and compassionate; even as she scrolled through dozens of emails on her laptop; each with a nightmarish story, an emergency, or a desperate plea for help. So begins a typical morning for the founder and CEO of De
“You make a video just for our internal media purposes or option 2, well you won’t like option 2.” “You make a video just for our internal media purposes or option 2, well you won’t like option 2.” These statements sent shivers up the spine of Londoner Albert Douglas, who was in hospital recovering from surgery required as a result of being beaten by prison guards. - Brit jailed in Dubai hospitalised for dislocated shoulder 'after prison beating' Albert Douglas has been unfa
Our organisation has consistently highlighted the systematic human rights abuses of the United Arab Emirates for more than a decade. The UAE is a country in which due process and the rule of law are non-existent, torture is routine, forced confessions are the norm, persecution of women, minorities, academics and journalists is standard procedure. We have actively lobbied governments in Europe, the UK, Australia, Canada, and America to start holding the UAE accountable for it
A transgender woman was arrested in Dubai last week, accused of cross-dressing. She was thrown into a male prison and deprived of access to the telephone. “Her family was worried sick and had no idea what was happening”, said Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai. “This is not the first time we have been called in an emergency situation. A British national was arrested at a Dubai mall for wearing skinny jeans while two Singaporeans were sentenced to a year in prison for cr
Brit detained in Dubai undergoes surgery from prison beating A British national has been admitted to hospital to repair a dislocated shoulder that he has endured for five months following physical beatings from prison guards. A doctor finally saw the grandfather and was shocked that he had not been treated, having suffered in pain until now. Londoner Albert Douglas, had no idea that he could possibly be jailed in Dubai over bounced cheques he didn’t write. He had a successful
What appeared to be a promising professional opportunity turned into a nightmare for a construction boss. Trapped in a single room, he’s suffering serious ill health and is warning everyone to be wary of the World Cup host nation. Australian Joe Sarlak was not at the side of the mother of his three children when she died from cancer. He has two grandchildren he has never met. He lives unofficially in the servant quarters of someone else’s home, a single room and small bathroo