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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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
A crowd of supporters turned up at Dubai’s biggest Luxury Property Show in London yesterday to show their support for Billy Hood, who celebrated his 25th birthday today behind bars and Albert Douglas, a London grandfather who was beaten by prison guards. Billy Hood was sentenced to 25 years over CBD oil left in his car by a visiting acquaintance after being forced to sign a confession. He now awaits the results of his appeal which are expected to be released next week. His mo
24 year old footballer, Billy Hood, has been moved to Abu Dhabi prison and hasn’t been in ouch since, leaving his family distressed and confused. Mr Hood’s appeal judgment is scheduled for the 30th of November but Detained in Dubai CEO, says “the judicial process in the UAE can be unpredictable and unexpected delays are commonplace. Adding to the family’s distress is Billy’s transfer to Abu Dhabi with zero contact from him”. Billy’s mother Breda, told Stirling today “he hasn
A petition to #FreeBillyHoodhas already gained a record 107,000 signatures since the case was brought to the media two weeks ago. The family are hoping to gain 150,000 signatures which would rank the campaign amongst the top petitions in Change.Org’s history. “Britons genuinely care about Billy Hood”, explained Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, who is helping the family. “People who have read the case, can see that Billy had indeed followed the law but unfortunately h
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
Appeal court to review evidence in Billy Hood case in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. Billy Hood, a 24 year old footballer, is about to find out whether he is going to spend 25 years in a Dubai jail over CBD oil that his friend negligently left behind in Billy’s car. Billy was sentenced to 25 years for possessing, selling and trafficking 4 small bottles of contraband CBD oil that was left in his car by a holidaying friend who Billy drove to the airport in January. Ms Divya from Mohammad