Statement by Radha Stirling, founder & CEO of Detained in Dubai “I have been aware of Luisa’s case now since 2015. She was originally accused under new “Cybercrime Laws” of promoting a fundraiser for two children in need of urgent medical care. It is now illegal to promote any kind of charitable activities through any charity that is not registered by the UAE government. This includes all charities outside the country and the simple click of the “like” button on Facebook can
Breaking News: Today the Court Orders British Expat´s Deportation - Another Victim of Cybercrime (Charity) Laws.
British resident who has lived in Dubai for 14 years has today been sentenced by Dubai Courts to a fine of AED 5,000 and deportation after a year long investigation into her activities. LL operates the website called “Volunteer in the UAE” which is designed to promote a community of volunteering, which falls well inside the legal provisions of the new Cybercrime l
The drop in oil prices has negatively affected the economy of the United Arab Emirates significantly. Companies are freezing salaries, laying off workers, and even going bankrupt. Many expats are choosing to leave the UAE for better opportunities at home; sometimes leaving behind unpaid bills and outstanding debts.
Due to the continuing economic slump, over the last quarter we have seen the UAE intensify its pursuit of financial cases through increasingly aggressive tactics
The UAE has dropped charges against Scott Richards for promoting a charity online! Great job everyone. Scott Richards, an Australian & British National was arrested, detained and charged under the UAE´s relatively new Cybercrime Laws for supporting a charity on social media that was not registered in the UAE. Richards' case attracted international broadcast media due to the absurd nature of the charges and the fact that half of Facebook users were potentially also in breach o