2nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESCAPE FROM DUBAI OF PRINCESS LATIFA

You win the argument, yet the battle still goes on! By David Haigh and Tiina Jauhiainen, co-founders of the Free Latifa campaign   The 24th of February 2020 marks the second anniversary of the attempt by Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum to flee the captivity of her father, the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid…

TRUMP AND MAY ACCUSED OF ‘BETRAYING WOMEN’ BY ATTENDING DUBAI CONFERENCE

The Free Latifa campaign has slammed the “staggering hypocrisy” of this week’s Global Women’s Forum in Dubai and accused Ivanka Trump and Theresa May of betraying the cause of women by attending the high-profile event.   Around 3,000 delegates listened to 100 speakers at the two-day gathering, including the US president’s daughter cum adviser, and…

UAE PREACHES TOLERANCE, PRACTICES HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE

  UAE PREACHES TOLERANCE, PRACTICES HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE In a week that saw the United Arab Emirates kick off its “World Tolerance Summit” the FreeLatifa team the FreeLatifa campaign joined by over 20 leading NGOS signed an open letter calling on attendees to boycott the summit. The NGOs, lawyers and human rights defenders included, PEN…

Former Leeds United MD speaks to the Guardian on arrest of British tourist and football fan in Dubai.

Stirling Haigh and Detained International founder and managing director David Haigh is the former managing director of top English Football club Leeds United and former Chairman of Leeds United Ladies. He spoke with Dianie Taylor for the Guardian on the arrest and detention of British tourist Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, an Arsenal supporter from Wolverhampton,…