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“Sheikh Mohammed - Save my husband

“Sheikh Mohammed - Save my husband. He needs medical treatment in the UK”

Naomi Douglas has sent a desperate plea and clemency request to Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, begging him to be merciful upon her husband who has undergone surgery at a Dubai hospital after being beaten in Al Ain prison.

Albert has been at hospital already to repair his broken bones but the doctors have said he needs multiple more surgeries for other injuries”, explains Naomi who has been without her husband for more than 9 months after he was jailed for cheques he did not write. “The forensic evidence has since confirmed he did not write the cheques and the parallel civil cases are slowly proving that he was not involved in any wrongdoing”, she added.

“Albert has suffered in prison for the past nine months and I beg you, don’t let his life be over. He has always been the greatest supporter of your country and has never been in trouble with the law before.

“Albert has sustained serious injuries that have caused permanent physical disabilities, broken bones, dislocated shoulders and head and back trauma from being beaten in Al Ain. He remains in a weak and fragile state and has recently had one operation of several to come over the coming year.

“Please let my husband return to us for medical treatment in the UK so we can try to put his life together again and I will be forever grateful”, Naomi pleaded Dubai’s ruler.

Albert’s son, Wolfgang, hand delivered the letter to the UAE’s embassy in London today and the government of Dubai. “This is all we can do for now, hope for the ruler’s benevolence, that he will let this grandfather come home. He’s really been through a lot and our whole family has suffered since his incarceration. It is unimaginably stressful, knowing what he’s been through, knowing he is going to hospital and we can’t be there. He’s frightened and worried that he may never see us again but he’s trying to hold out hope.

“My father is such a kind soul. He was recently caring for another grandfather who had dementia and needed help to maintain his dignity. The Dubai authorities met with the two of them and told my father they were releasing his friend. Dad thought they were both going to be released as they were transferred to a luxury two bedroom prison ‘cell’ but sadly, he was returned to the general cells after that meeting. He’s very hopeful that authorities will look into his case as they assured him they would”, Wolfgang added.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai noted that HH Sheikh Mohammed had intervened in special cases in the past, “Sheikh Mohammed has personally helped in other cases in the past and we hope that he will consider Albert Douglas for clemency. Albert has lived in the UAE since 1998 and had never had any problems before. I had advised him to leave Dubai but he assured me that he trusted the legal system would find him innocent. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for foreigners to navigate the justice system and lawyers do not always represent their client’s interests diligently. The forensics and expert evidence is slowly proving Albert’s innocence but his incarceration has left his businesses unattended to which has caused more cases to be lodged against him. Without an amnesty, Albert will be fated to stay in Dubai forever. We are all praying for his safe return to his family here in the UK”.

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