Is Liz Truss fit to be Prime Minister? GULF IN JUSTICE PODCAST asks Brits detained abroad Gulf prisoners & human rights victims say “Liz Truss UNFIT for PM” “If she can’t even discharge her duties as Foreign Minister”, says a British grandfather locked up in Dubai, “how on earth is she fit to run the country? She doesn't deserve a promotion, she deserves to be fired!”
At least thirteen Dubai prisoners were asked to sign an agreement that they would be happy to be transfer
Radha Stirling is the leading exponent of highlighting human rights abuses and assisting those caught in legal disputes in Dubai, and the UAE. She had a key role in the famous failed freedom escape of Princess Latifa. Radha also discusses past cases such as the woman locked up for calling someone a horse online and goes on to explain how she founded her organisation (Detained in Dubai) without having any connection to Dubai. The conversation turns the spotlight on Sheikh Mo
Interview with mother Breda, brother Alex and Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai #BillyHood #FreeBillyHood #UAE #AbuDhabi #Dubai #CBD #DetainedinDubai #GMB #RadhaStirling Detained in Dubai: http://www.detainedindubai.org Detained in Doha: https://www.detainedindoha.org Radha Stirling: http:///www.radhastirling.com Due Process International: http://www.dueprocess.international Podcast: http://www.gulfinjustice.news Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6KH20nw... Facebo
Colin Brazier of GB News goes in depth on the case of Billy Hood who has had a 25 year prison sentence reduced to 10 years on appeal in Abu Dhabi. Brazier talks to Billy's mother Breda and uncle David on their nightmare and hope for Boris Johnson to finally get involved. Brazier discusses the parliamentary debate on whether the FCDO's service to foreigners needs to be improved. Felicity Buchan, MP raised the cases of Billy Hood and Albert Douglas on the floor. Albert is a
Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling, discusses the detentions of Luke Tunney, Billy Hood, Andy Neal and more.
Wrongful arrests for drugs related allegations are commonplace in Dubai, with numerous British nationals being rounded up in a wide cast net by overzealous local police. Detained in Dubai: http://www.detainedindubai.org
Radha Stirling: http:///www.radhastirling.com
Due Process International: http://www.dueprocess.international
Billy's family thought he'd be home for Christmas after the court found he "unintentionally possessed" CBD oil left in his car by a friend. Alex says "10 years for what? For what? Best friend Alfie says he is worried for Billy, who helps him with Christmas trees every year. "He's sitting in the cell on your own in the dark, no bed, no blanket, cockroaches".
Radha Stirling [CEO of Detained in Dubai] explains that the UAE has claimed they are changing the law in relation t
01 December 2021 BBC Radio London asks Radha Stirling if increased travel warnings would protect foreigners from being unfairly detained in Dubai. Stirling explains that although she has advocated for increased travel warnings, the issue is judicial process, forced confessions and unfair trials.
Billy Hood was detained after a visiting friend accidentally left CBD oil in Billy's car. The courts have no accepted Billy accidentally possesse
ITV Report:1 December 2021 A British football coach handed a 25-year sentence in a Dubai prison after being found with four bottles of CBD vape oil has had his sentenced reduced to 10 years on appeal.
Billy Hood, 25, from Kensington, London, was arrested shortly after moving to the county in January this year after being found with four small bottles of CBD vape oil in his car.
The liquid - which is legal in the UK - contains trace elements of THC, the psychoactive comp
01 December 2021 BBC Report: A football coach who was jailed in Dubai after four bottles of vape liquid containing cannabis oil were found in his car has had his sentence reduced. Billy Hood, 24, claims he was forced to sign a confession written in Arabic despite not speaking the language.
He was originally jailed for 25 years but had his sentence reduced to 10 years at an Abu Dhabi court on Tuesday, campaign group Detained in Dubai said. Mr Hood, from west London, claime
Abu Dhabi Courts accept Billy Hood did not traffic nor sell the CBD vape oil left in his car by a visiting friend. They accept that he “unintentionally possessed” the CBD but have sentenced him to TEN YEARS in prison, despite new legislation eliminating prison sentences for foreigners found in possession and allowing for deportation. Dubai Revises Antiquated Drug Laws “The UAE has just claimed they will eliminate prison sentences for foreigners found to be in possession of TH
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 Dubai has since represented dozens of foreigners who have been charged with similar drugs related crimes. People like Peter Clark who was earlier this year arrested for having trace elements of THC in his blood
Radha Stirling , Interpol expert and head human rights group Detained in Dubai , said the election was a 'near fatal blow to Interpol's credibility'. She added : 'It is outrageous that an institution originally founded to uphold justice and due pro cess has chosen as its president a man implicated in serious crimes from a country that is renowned for exploiting Interpol's role as a means to extort and intimate innocent people . 'She said the UAE had been using Interpol's ' re
Naomi Douglas has sent a desperate plea and clemency request to Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, begging him to be merciful upon her husband who has undergone surgery at a Dubai hospital after being beaten in Al Ain prison. Albert has been at hospital already to repair his broken bones but the doctors have said he needs multiple more surgeries for other injuries”, explains Naomi who has been without her husband for more than 9 months after he was jailed for cheques he did not writ
A 24-year-old British football coach has been jailed for 25 years in Dubai after police found a small amount of CBD vape oil in his car. “The UAE promotes itself as a glamorous ‘party place’ to foreigners with marketing designed to lure over investors, skilled labour and tourists,” said Radha Stirling, chief executive of Detained in Dubai who is helping Hood and his family. “Celebrities are paid to market the country, ultimately masking the truth for money. Dubai police’s han
As the #UAE desperately tries to spread their government sponsored propaganda, we highlight the case of Andy Neal, who was forced to confess. The #Dubai police alleged they had a witness against him but it was a police incentivised informant who later retracted his statement saying "wrong Andy". After a horrendous year in jail, separated from his family, the PTSD sufferer was finally exonerated. Is that justice though? There are no witnesses against Billy Hood. #FreeBill
The UAE’s government controlled newspaper published a self praising article in response to the media coverage of Billy Hood’s 25 year sentence in Dubai, claiming he was “treated well” by authorities, angering Billy’s family who know first hand, this was not the case. “We are angered by the UAE’s response to Billy’s situation which has been to justify their mistreatment of Billy and spread propaganda rather than address the injustice of this case”, said David Guckion, Billy’s
60 year old Londoner, Albert Douglas, made a brave attempt to cross to Oman after losing faith in Dubai’s justice system. He had stayed in the glitzy city, thinking an innocent man could never be convicted. He had faith in the “system” and faith in the legal process. But when he saw the proceedings unfold, he couldn’t believe his own eyes. Everything he’d heard, but not believed, was happening to him. He was being prosecuted for a crime he hadn’t committed, and evidence o
Dr Khater Massaad, former CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority speaks out. Dr Massaad suggests that Abu Dhabi needs to restore investor confidence in the UAE, by addressing rogue ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi. #UAEInvestmentWarning #UAE #AbuDhabi #RAK #RAKIA #RasAlKhaimah #SheikhSaud #KhaterMassaad #RadhaStirling #DetainedinDubai #Dubai #RAKFTZA #GulfinJustice #Podcast Radha Stirling founded Detained in Dubai in 2008 and has since helped and advised more than 15
In this new episode, Radha Stirling interviews for the first time, Australian national Joe Sarlak, who has been detained in Doha for many years after being used as a scapegoat by the Qatari royal who was his local sponsor. His sponsor had secretly looted Sarlak’s business to pay for his own financial obligations, leaving business cheques to bounce that would see Sarlak locked up for years in Doha’s disastrous desert prison. With no possibility to defend himself and with no a
Deputy Judge Andrew Lenon QC has now handed down his judgment in the case of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) v Farhad Azima. The ruling is highly relevant to Karam Al Sadeq’s recent torture claims against international law firm Dechert and lawyer Mr Neil Gerrard who represent RAKIA. Ras Al Khaimah has a well-documented track record of human rights abuses and the Judge noted in this judgment that: “The 2014 Amnesty International Report indicates that there were rea