Steve Long was arrested in the UAE because he was afraid.
On January 28th, the 39-year-old from Stockport, Manchester told airport staff in Abu Dhabi, before he was to board a flight home, that he feared there would be a bomb on the plane. He wasn’t making a bad joke; he was in the grips of residual trauma resulting from years...
Notorious Al Wathba Prison where Steve is being held
Steve's wife Heloise was only able to see him momentarily in Abu Dhabi before he was whisked away.
Andy Slaughter, MP criticises FCDO, calls for UK government action on the Gulf in Justice Podcast
Andy Slaughter discusses how human rights are being overlooked with UAE trade deals being prioritised by the British government. The MP criticises the FCDO & calls for UK government action on the Gulf in Justice Podcast with Radha Stirling. “It’s something that should really worry the government very much. It’s very difficult not to conclude that a blind eye is being turned because of the advantages. It could be trade and commerce, it could be defence but that should not trump the human rights o
“Shocking and dangerous treatment” of innocent Brit ex soldier PTSD victim jailed in Dubai
The parents of a former British army dog handler and war hero being held in a Dubai jail, despite police admitting he is innocent, say he has had his PTSD condition and mental vulnerability exploited in an sinister and cynical attempt to make him “confess” to the crime. Andrew Neal has been held in a terrifying Dubai jail among hardened criminals for 5 months, with no end in sight, despite the police and prosecution admitting he is innocent. The combat dog handler veteran suffers from severe PTS