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“Thank Sheikh Mohammed or else”, British torture victim told


“You make a video just for our internal media purposes or option 2, well you won’t like option 2.”

“You make a video just for our internal media purposes or option 2, well you won’t like option 2.” These statements sent shivers up the spine of Londoner Albert Douglas, who was in hospital recovering from surgery required as a result of being beaten by prison guards.


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Albert Douglas has been unfairly detained in Dubai over bounced cheques he did not write. Although forensics have proved he did not write the cheque, Albert remains in prison with new criminal cases piling on. Due to his detention, his own business has now failed, leading to more criminal charges being levied against him. “It’s a dangerous spiral and as it stands, Albert faces the rest of his life in prison for crimes he did not commit. How can any reasonable person, politician or company, promote the UAE as a safe place to invest in or visit. It is unsurprising that the European Parliament has voted to boycott Dubai’s expo”, said Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International who has been helping the Douglas family.

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