“FCO warnings to travellers to the UAE remain almost unchanged in the 10 years since Lee’s death; despite countless other incidents of abuse, wrongful arrest, torture, and unlawful detention. Like so many others, Lee did nothing wrong, certainly nothing that warranted his arrest; but the FCO does not warn citizens that they can be detained and indeed convicted in the UAE for literally no reason at all. The justice system in the Emirates is abysmal, with no evidentiary standards, no semblance of due process, and routine torture of suspects to extract false confessions. All of this is essentially being co-signed by the Foreign Office if they continue to leave Britons in the dark about the grave risks they face in the UAE.
New Inquiry into the death of Lee Bradley Brown, who died in custody just 6 days after his arrest
The UK High Court has ordered a new inquirty into the death of Lee Bradley Brown, who died while in police custody in Dubai. Lee's family and friends have insisted that he was murdered and have etablished a facebook support group called "Justice for Lee Brown, murdered by cops in Dubai". The original reports and accounts of what caused Lee's death were quite conflicted and no serious inquiries were conducted to conclusively resolve the cause. We hope that the fresh investigation will conclusive