After a series of hardships, British national Malcolm David Faren finds himself penniless and on the street in UAE, with no visa and no passport and no way to go home.
“He is not allowed to be outside, but he has no place to go, and he is banned from coming home to the UK. It is an unbearable situation.”
Jasmin Faren's patience for her father's return has run out.
Jasmin and father, Malcolm, hopeful for his return to Scotland.
We know from over 12 years of experience assisting expats in the UAE that consular staff can help a great deal, particularly in cases like Malcolm’s, and we have witnessed compassionate intervention by Sheikh Mohammed in a number of cases. Malcolm is not trying to evade paying whatever debts he owes, but he will only have the capability to fulfil these obligations once he is back in the UK and able to work. He has suffered enormously for years on end, and quite frankly, we are worried about his health and safety at this point. He is an elderly man forced to live in an abandoned building; he has a granddaughter he has never met, he is his parents’ only son and his father just turned 90, and he has been denied any path to a resolution. The UK government needs to address this situation, and the government of Dubai has it in their power to intervene and let Malcolm come home to his family. It is atrocious to perpetually punish him with such deprivation over financial grievances he is not even allowed to solve.”
Radha Stirling, who represented American David Oliver and Scot Morag Koussa is hoping to see Malcom reunited with his family in Scotland soon.