CONVICTED - Across Borders Podcast - “Arrested in Abu Dhabi with Nichole Coffel and Radha Stirling
Nichole Coffel speaks for the first time about the shocking Abu Dhabi system that saw her facing prison for asking for her wages.
Focus Features and LA Times brings you “Arrested in Abu Dhabi”, an investigative podcast featuring US national, Nichole Coffel who was detained in Abu Dhabi on trumped up allegations from her former employer, an Emirati elite.
Nichole was charged under the UAE’s notoriously vague cybercrime laws. Nichole was bitten by a horse during the course of her employment. She suffered severe injuries and equally severe medical bills. When Nichole asked for her wages, her employer made a criminal complaint against Nichole and her nightmare began.
In this fascinating podcast, Nichole discusses her terrifying ordeal for the first time since her release.
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai supported Nichole, contacting the complainant directly and raising the case to the international media and Senators in the United States. Stirling warns Americans that anyone who enters the UAE, will be in violation of their impossibly strict cybercrime laws and could face detention in a system that has little regard for innocence or guilt.