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​Radha Stirling lodges criminal complaint against Dubai newspaper reporter for criminal slander

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai who has lodged a criminal police complaint against a Gulf News journalist and local attorney for criminal defamation against her in Derrin Crawford case under federal cybercrime laws.


“The UAE’s own federal cybercrime laws are apparently something that only expats and tourists should fear”, says Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai who has lodged a criminal police complaint against a Gulf News journalist and local attorney for criminal defamation against her under federal cybercrime laws.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai


“It will be interesting to see how the police respond to a valid complaint under the Cybercrime laws filed by one of the country’s major critics,” Stirling said.


The Gulf News published an ​article recently rife with false claims and accusations about Detained in Dubai regarding the organisation’s representation of Derrin Crawford, the 23 year old British flight attendant currently being held during the investigation of drugs allegations against an acquaintance in Dubai.


The article quoted local lawyer Bader Ahmed, suggesting that Stirling had no connection with the Crawford case, and that she was merely using it as a way to solicit donations. “Derrin gave Mr. Ahmed Power of Attorney under the misapprehension that he was arranged by her family, or by us,” Stirling clarified. “We discovered that he was, in fact, se