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​Law firm Dechert sued in London for human rights abuses in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


Dechert lawyers sued for human rights violations over treatment of prisoner in UAE

The London office of Dechert, a major international law firm allegedly crossed the line into criminal abuse and torture in their work for Ras Al Khaimah’s ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi; according to a lawsuit filed against the Firm in London today, naming two prominent London lawyers among the defendants. This claim was filed in the High Court of Justice by Jordanian national Karam Sadeq and is attached.

The suit claims that Dechert’s global co-head of white-collar crime, Neil Gerrard, acting on behalf of Dechert and with the authority of Sheikh Saud, interrogated, intimidated, and tortured claimant Sadeq over a period of several months; eventually forcing him to sign a false confession.