Robert Urwin, seen here with his grandson 67 year old Tyneside resident Robert Urwin has been held in the Ukraine after HSBC in the UAE wrongfully placed him on Interpol over a cheque he never wrote. It is simply incomprehensible that 67 year old British national Robert Urwin has been subjected to such horrendous treatment after leading international bank HSBC filed a criminal complaint in the UAE over a cheque that Urwin did not even have access to write. Mr Urwin’s wife and
André Gauthier before his detention (left). Son Alexis Gauthier campaigns for his safe return home. “We are scared, exhausted, and heartbroken after years of struggling to free my father from the unfair persecution he has endured in the UAE”, wrote Alexis Gauthier in a heartfelt appeal to Oman’s Ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, today; asking the leader to intervene in the case of his father, André Gauthier. André has been detained in Oman for nearly a month and faces po
Malaysian citizen Richard Lau has been detained in the UAE for almost a year for receiving his wages. He has been detained pending investigation, with his detention regularly being renewed as the Ras Al Khaimah authorities have not been able to find or produce evidence to charge him with any crime. He is paradoxically being detained precisely because there is not evidence to justify his detention. In the UAE, a person under investigation should be held for no more than three
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