Dubai Revises Antiquated Drug Laws
Detained in Dubai was founded following the arrest of Cat Le-Huy who was carrying jet lag remedy melatonin with him to Dubai. He was then accused of having “specs of marijuana dust” at the bottom of his bag, later proven to be untrue. Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in D...
The FCO is broken
The first thing most foreign nationals do when they experience problems abroad is to contact their embassies. It is fair to say that people expect their countries’ diplomats to swoop in and protect them with all the weight of their governments behind them, particularly citizens of Western democracies. The experience of British nationals in the UAE could not be further from this expectation. “You are actually on your own,” says Jamie Harron, a British citizen who was detained in the UAE 3 years
Clemency request for Billy Hood
Clemency request for man sentenced to 25 years over CBD oil sent to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Billy Hood, a 24 year old who has been sentenced to an incredible 25 years for CBD oil left in his car by a friend he’d dropped off at the airport, hopes the ruler of Abu Dhabi will hear his plea. Mother Breda Guckion, along with lawyers for Billy, have submitted a clemency request to the ruler of Abu Dhabi ruler, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyani. Divya from Mohammad Al Najjar Advocat
European Parliament votes to boycott UAE Expo due to human rights issues
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 its rampant violations