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The Guardian Reports: Gay Briton fights extradition to Dubai

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai fully supports Mr Halliday's defence and anticipates a favourable judgment. Michael Halliday is defending in the UK Magistrates Court, an extradition request in the UAE. Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai said in a statement "We fully support Michael Halliday's defence on the grounds that if he were extradited, he would suffer human rights violations for a multitude of reasons and more so, due to his homosexual status. The Judgment is scheduled for delivery tomorrow and we expect a favourable result. Until the UAE improves its situation, we can not support extraditions".

The Guardian News Reports as follows:

Michael Halliday, who is accused of theft from store where he worked, fears he could be punished disproportionately because of his sexuality

A gay man is resisting extradition to the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality is a crime, because he fears he could be tortured and punished disproportionately. The unusual case of Michael Halliday, 32, from the Midlands, who faces a theft charge in Dubai, is due to be decided by Westminster magistrates court this week.

One disturbing aspect of the case, according to his lawyers,