Radha Stirling statement on Ghafoor arrest in Dubai
Asim Ghafoor, the former lawyer of Jamal Khashoggi, was arrested in Dubai while in transit on his way to Turkey. Ghafoor, and American citizen, had been charged and convicted in absentia on charges of money laundering and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment; but it is believed his case is politically-motivated due to his connection with Khashoggi and his work with the organisation Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN). Radha Stirling, founder and CEO of Detained in Dubai and
Dubai: Arrested for drugs at airport. What can get you into trouble?
Drugs in Dubai. What can get you into trouble? The list is endless; Herbal tobacco, herb grinders, poppyseeds, cannabis smoked outside of the country, alcohol consumed on the flight, pharmaceuticals and more. “More and more tourists are being arrested in Dubai over drugs that are not even drugs”, explains Detained in Dubai CEO, Radha Stirling. “Just last week, a Brit was arrested over herbal tobacco because it ‘appeared’ suspicious to authorities. He’s now been told he is go
INTERPOL Abuse Exposed - Information and Press Pack
Interpol Red Notice Press & Information Pack - Interpol Abuse - Interpol Red Notice Removal - Interpol Lawyer Download your free Media and information pack on Interpol Abuse (PDF attached), produced by leading expert Radha Stirling, one of the most prominent voices against Interpol abuse since 2008. Radha Stirling founded IPEX Reform, an advisory for Interpol and Extradition process reform, aiming to increase pressure on Interpol to make member countries accountable for their
FIFA 2022 - Arrests expected in Qatar and the Middle East
Qatar is set to attract millions of football fans to the world cup in November and December with hotels so scarce that many visitors plan to commute from neighbouring countries like the UAE, Oman and Bahrain. With this sudden influx of foreigners, Detained in Doha is receiving dozens of calls asking just how safe Qatar is. Regional expert Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Doha & Detained in Dubai, has grave concerns. “Although Dubai is often the focus of criticism over wrong