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“Please save his life Sheikh Mohammed”, pleads wife of Dubai detainee


“Please save his life Sheikh Mohammed”, pleads wife of Dubai detainee


In a heartfelt letter hand delivered to the UAE Embassy in London, Naomi Douglas begs for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum’s intervention in her husband’s wrongful detention. Naomi has met Sheikh Mohammed and their grandchildren went to school together.


“Naomi and her family have been in despair over Albert’s arrest and detention”, said Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai. “Their businesses have been looted and their bank accounts emptied. This is all of Albert’s hard work in Dubai over the last decades lost to predatorial and false allegations against him. The courts refused to admit bundles of evidence that would prove Albert’s innocence. No forensics were undertaken on the cheques he was accused of bouncing and no investigation was undertaken. Naomi, in desperation, is appealing to Sheikh Mohammed for Albert’s life, not knowing whether she will ever see her husband again”.


Naomi’s letter reads:


I am writing on behalf of my husband Mr Albert Leonard Douglas. A British expat that has lived full time in Dubai since 2003 and has worked and invested into Dubai since 1997 without a blemish to his good name. He has been unfortunately jailed as a consequence of his son’s business failings whereas he was catatonically not involved in any wrong doings despite the distorted allegations made against him, whereas he has personally always been a true supporter of Dubai and the vision of Dubai.


He has suffered terrible emotional and even physical actual damage beyond description as you may already be aware of during his detention so far. My husband is an old, frail and soft man that has never been convicted of a crime in his entire life until this time, whereas he never dreamed that he would ever be put in such an extremely vu