Interpol Red Notice Removal

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Being listed as an international fugitive with an Interpol Red Notice warrant is one of the most frightening and unexpected occurrences to happen in one's life.  Often the first time someone becomes aware of a notice is when they are questioned or arrested at an airport.  Some unfortunate people have been arrested in a public place like their London office or a hotel restaurant in Rome.  Once listed on Interpol, the effects on business and life in general, can be severe.  If not detained in foreign prisons and subjected to lengthy extradition proceedings, there are still drastic consequences; the loss of business, employment and reputation and the personal toll on family and mental wellbeing.

 

Radha Stirling, Detained in Dubai’s founder, has been helping people clear the name from Interpol’s unregulated database for over a decade.  Stirling has seen all kinds of notices, green, blue, red and has helped victims of Interpol Red Notices get their freedom back, and their reputations.  Stirling’s clients have included prominent businessmen, politicians, journalists, and a number of bank debtors who have been misreported under the category of “fraud”.  A number of Stirling’s Interpol victims have been reported as a means to extort, harass or blackmail individuals.

 

Ms Stirling is an Expert Witness and has provided expert testimony in civil litigations and extradition matters in Europe, the UK and US on the prevalence of what she calls “Interpol Abuse”.  Stirling has advised on Interpol abuse at Parliament and Congressional level and is part of the Washington DC based group focussed on Interpol reform.  Stirling is the most experienced Interpol Red Notice removal expert focussed primarily on abusive countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Russia, China, Venezuela and Turkey.  The most common crimes Stirling deals with are fraud and embezzlement resulting from business partnership disputes, civil matters and bank debts, but gambling and regulatory breaches, as well as journalist allegations including terrorism are becoming more common.

 

Radha Stirling, founded IPEX Reform, an advisory for Interpol and Extradition process reform, aiming to increase pressure on Interpol to make member countries accountable for their abuse of the database and to make Interpol liable for abuse.  Stirling speaks on this issue at legislative level, at think tanks, conferences and to the media, exposing corruption and inadequacies present in the international crime reporting organisation.

 

If you suspect you have an Interpol notice against you, or are at risk of being reported to Interpol, you are in no safer hands than Interpol expert Radha Stirling who will help get your life back, your confidence and your reputation.

Interpol is an essential international law enforcement institution, as such its protocols and procedures must be beyond reproach.  When Interpol fails to uphold standards of fairness, transparency, and accountability; and when it is allowed to become a mechanism of injustice, persecution, and extortion, global law enforcement is in a worse position than if Interpol did not exist at all.

Abuse of the Interpol system has been increasing year on year since the beginning of the 21st Century.  Non-democratic, Authoritarian, and transitional governments have equal access to utilise Interpol’s mechanisms as stable, democratic states; and Interpol provides no procedures for filtering requests for inclusion of individuals in its database which do not meet Interpol’s own criteria.

Spurious Red and Blue Notices are issued upon request with little or no discrimination as to the integrity of the requesting state, nor that state’s human rights record, nor even to the frequency of a state’s habitual misuse of the Interpol system.

Thus, countries such as Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, China, and others routinely report innocent individuals to Interpol purely for political reasons, or in an attempt to intimidate debtors and extort payments from often victimised businesspeople over civil disputes.  These individuals may find themselves restricted in their freedom of movement; they may be detained, and they may even face extradition to countries where they will face persecution, unfair trials, and even torture and grave human rights abuses.

Detained in Dubai's founder and CEO, Radha Stirling seeks to advise, lobby, and achieve urgently needed reforms in Interpol’s internal procedures for data collection and the issuance of diffusion Notices, as well as to improve Interpol’s overall transparency and accountability so that the organisation’s crucial function in global law enforcement will no longer be compromised by abuse and manipulation; and so that no more innocent individuals will suffer the devastating consequences of being wrongfully included in Interpol’s database.

A small selection of our Interpol Red Notice clients

Pancho Campo
Pancho Campo

Olympian Pancho Campo was listed on Interpol's Red Notice database by the UAE, tarnishing his reputation & livelihood.

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Najib Khoury
Najib Khoury

US citizen wrongfully listed on Interpol by UAE's jailed hotel tycoon Khalaf Al Habtoor

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Conor Howard
Conor Howard

Scottish man was arrested in Greece on a Qatar issued Interpol Red Notice over herb grinder

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Alan Stevenson
Alan Stevenson

Alan Stevenson detained in Prague on Qatar issued Interpol Red Notice.

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Robert Urwin
Robert Urwin

Robert Urwin - arrested in Ukraine over UAE issued Interpol Red Notice. Radha Stirling, expert witness, removed his Interpol notice.

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Hakeem Alaraibi
Hakeem Alaraibi

Football player shook Australia when Bahraini star was subject to an Interpol Red Notice and extradition proceedings after being arrested in Thailand

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Oussama El Omari RAKFTZA
Oussama El Omari RAKFTZA
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Herve Jaubert
Herve Jaubert

Herve Jaubert was twice listed on Interpol's database by the UAE, once for the false allegation of kidnapping a princess.

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INTERPOL notices are International requests of co-operation or alerts, allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.

 

In the case of Red Notices, the persons concerned are wanted by the national jurisdictions for prosecution or to serve a sentence based on an arrest warrant, or court decision. INTERPOL's role is to assist in identifying and locating these persons with a view to arrest and extradition, or similar lawful action. The imposition of a Red Notice will have a significant impact on those unfortunate enough to be targeted - especially if featured on INTERPOL's public webpage. 

 

International travel becomes unsafe, but collateral damage can also be severe; closure of bank accounts; professional and personal reputations become damaged and, in some cases a criminal investigation will ensue.  If anyone finds themselves in this tense predicament, our role is to help you re-claim your freedom and allow you to resume a normal life. We engage with INTERPOL directly, putting forward substantiated reasons why a notice should be withdrawn.  In some cases this can be simply because the UAE has failed to withdraw the notice to update its local database, or there may be more complex issues involved and we will work towards a clear and solid outcome.

If you have been threatened with INTERPOL action, suspect that you have been reported or are aware of an INTERPOL Red Notice, please contact us for urgent advice and consultation respecting its prevention or removal.

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