After being sentenced to one year in Dubai’s notorious prisons, Elizabeth Polanco De Los Santos has her sentence commuted.

3 October 2023

The Miss World pageant, the oldest beauty contest in the world, will be held in Dubai this year, according to organisers. The move is expected to ignite considerable criticism, given that the UAE trails most of the world in all metrics that measure gender equality and w...

15 February 2023

The spotlight of the international media, human rights organisations, and western governments often falls upon the UAE, particularly in recent years. Attention, however, tends to focus on the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the smaller, lesser-known emirates are rarely ...

5 April 2021

Princess Latifa
The United Nations in its own right, may not have the influence or power to secure the freedom of a person who has been kidnapped or detained without due process. They may not be able to act to stop human rights violations or even torture, and they may be slow to process...

18 March 2021

Handing out Interpol notices like his own personal business cards, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi is described as “The King of Interpol Abuse”. The ruler of a small northern region of the UAE, called Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud has had to find other means to bring in mon...

8 February 2021

Woman facing a chaotic Middle Eastern legal system says she has “no idea what is going on, what is coming next, and how long it could take”.

4 February 2021

Free speech organisation Skyline, talks with Radha Stirling on censorship, cybercrime laws, big tech and governmental attacks on human rights organisations and oppositional voices.

2 February 2021

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai who had been helping the Crawford family, comments on release of Derrin Crawford.

24 August 2020