Out of control Dubai drug crackdown leaves hapless “nice guy” restaurant manager facing 25 years jail
Dubai appears to be making a huge effort to crackdown on what it sees as a drug problem in the emirate. Most visitors to Gulf countries are aware of the draconian punishments the region’s dictatorships mete out to offenders and Detained in Dubai has been fielding si...
Dubai police arrest American man for possession of hashish consumed OUTSIDE the UAE
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 Peter Clark flew to
War hero Andy Neal jailed in Abu Dhabi finally returns home after being EXONERATED of drugs charges
UK veteran Andy Neal was arrested in Dubai in late 2018 on the basis of an informant. Despite there being no evidence of drugs in his bloodstream, or in his possession; and despite the informant recanting his identification of Andy, the distinguished soldier was held for over a year and subjected to continuous efforts to coerce a false confession. Andy was recently exonerated of the allegations, and has just returned home to the UK. Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, who represented Andy,
Connor Clements, Brit jailed in Dubai for medical marijuana taken in UK, already detained over the h
Connor Clements, a young British man who was arrested in the UAE for traces of medical marijuana that were left in his system after legally taking it in the UK, has been dealt another blow. Connor has a medical form from John Lycett Green, the founder of Medical Marijuana UK explaining that Connor was legally taking Sativex spray and CBD Oil for anxiety. Mr Green advised Connor to get a stamp from the British Embassy on the form, but so far the embassy has not responded to the request. This is i
Baroness & MP call for increased travel warnings to UAE and Sanctions
Baroness Janet Whitaker and Andy Slaughter, MP have called on Rt Hon. Dominic Raab, MP to increase FCO travel warnings to the UAE, as well as open discussions on possible sanctions after British National, Albert Douglas, was arrested and subjected to human rights violati
Support Radha Stirling’s petition - Petitions
We call on the British government to increase travel warnings and advice to British citizens visiting as tourists or living as expats in the United Arab Emirates, especially in relation to judicial process, forced confessions, wrongful detentions and human rights violations within the penal system.