Colin Brazier of GB News goes in depth on the case of Billy Hood who has had a 25 year prison sentence reduced to 10 years on appeal in Abu Dhabi. Brazier talks to Billy's mother Breda and uncle David on their nightmare and hope for Boris Johnson to finally get involved. Brazier discusses the parliamentary debate on whether the FCDO's service to foreigners needs to be improved. Felicity Buchan, MP raised the cases of Billy Hood and Albert Douglas on the floor. Albert is a
Detained in Dubai CEO Radha Stirling, discusses the detentions of Luke Tunney, Billy Hood, Andy Neal and more.
Wrongful arrests for drugs related allegations are commonplace in Dubai, with numerous British nationals being rounded up in a wide cast net by overzealous local police. Detained in Dubai: http://www.detainedindubai.org
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Billy's family thought he'd be home for Christmas after the court found he "unintentionally possessed" CBD oil left in his car by a friend. Alex says "10 years for what? For what? Best friend Alfie says he is worried for Billy, who helps him with Christmas trees every year. "He's sitting in the cell on your own in the dark, no bed, no blanket, cockroaches".
Radha Stirling [CEO of Detained in Dubai] explains that the UAE has claimed they are changing the law in relation t
01 December 2021 BBC Radio London asks Radha Stirling if increased travel warnings would protect foreigners from being unfairly detained in Dubai. Stirling explains that although she has advocated for increased travel warnings, the issue is judicial process, forced confessions and unfair trials.
Billy Hood was detained after a visiting friend accidentally left CBD oil in Billy's car. The courts have no accepted Billy accidentally possesse
ITV Report:1 December 2021 A British football coach handed a 25-year sentence in a Dubai prison after being found with four bottles of CBD vape oil has had his sentenced reduced to 10 years on appeal.
Billy Hood, 25, from Kensington, London, was arrested shortly after moving to the county in January this year after being found with four small bottles of CBD vape oil in his car.
The liquid - which is legal in the UK - contains trace elements of THC, the psychoactive comp
01 December 2021 BBC Report: A football coach who was jailed in Dubai after four bottles of vape liquid containing cannabis oil were found in his car has had his sentence reduced. Billy Hood, 24, claims he was forced to sign a confession written in Arabic despite not speaking the language.
He was originally jailed for 25 years but had his sentence reduced to 10 years at an Abu Dhabi court on Tuesday, campaign group Detained in Dubai said. Mr Hood, from west London, claime
Abu Dhabi Courts accept Billy Hood did not traffic nor sell the CBD vape oil left in his car by a visiting friend. They accept that he “unintentionally possessed” the CBD but have sentenced him to TEN YEARS in prison, despite new legislation eliminating prison sentences for foreigners found in possession and allowing for deportation. Dubai Revises Antiquated Drug Laws “The UAE has just claimed they will eliminate prison sentences for foreigners found to be in possession of TH
Detained in Dubai was founded following the arrest of Cat Le-Huy who was carrying jet lag remedy melatonin with him to Dubai. He was then accused of having “specs of marijuana dust” at the bottom of his bag, later proven to be untrue. Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai has since represented dozens of foreigners who have been charged with similar drugs related crimes. People like Peter Clark who was earlier this year arrested for having trace elements of THC in his blood
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 writ
As the #UAE desperately tries to spread their government sponsored propaganda, we highlight the case of Andy Neal, who was forced to confess. The #Dubai police alleged they had a witness against him but it was a police incentivised informant who later retracted his statement saying "wrong Andy". After a horrendous year in jail, separated from his family, the PTSD sufferer was finally exonerated. Is that justice though? There are no witnesses against Billy Hood. #FreeBill
60 year old Londoner, Albert Douglas, made a brave attempt to cross to Oman after losing faith in Dubai’s justice system. He had stayed in the glitzy city, thinking an innocent man could never be convicted. He had faith in the “system” and faith in the legal process. But when he saw the proceedings unfold, he couldn’t believe his own eyes. Everything he’d heard, but not believed, was happening to him. He was being prosecuted for a crime he hadn’t committed, and evidence o
Dr Khater Massaad, former CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority speaks out. Dr Massaad suggests that Abu Dhabi needs to restore investor confidence in the UAE, by addressing rogue ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi. #UAEInvestmentWarning #UAE #AbuDhabi #RAK #RAKIA #RasAlKhaimah #SheikhSaud #KhaterMassaad #RadhaStirling #DetainedinDubai #Dubai #RAKFTZA #GulfinJustice #Podcast ' Radha Stirling founded Detained in Dubai in 2008 and has since helped and advised more than
If strict lockdown measures continue in Dubai, according to a new survey conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the city will be emptied of up to 70% of its businesses. Roughly half the companies surveyed said they would have to close if there is just one more month of lockdown. “The results of the survey are devastating, but not at all surprising,” Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, says, “Early on, we advised business owners in the UAE that the best action to ta
When it comes to the issue of women’s rights in the Gulf , Saudi Arabia is most frequently cited as the most repressive country in the region, and Qatar is widely regarded as the most modern in terms of human development. Qatar has become somewhat of a darling among Western liberal intelligentsia, likely in part because of the peninsular country’s pumping tens of millions of dollars into Washington D.C.’s most influential Think Tanks, such as Brookings Institution. The United