"Unfortunately we have many similar cases in the UAE with people who can neither pay their debts nor leave Dubai to seek employment elsewhere. We are dealing with a number of people who are looking at spending the remainder of their lives in prison, some in the latter part of their lives who have no access to medical attention. Even the people currently outside of prison are not allowed to work and when whatever money they had runs out, they are forced to beg for food or rely on charity from others.
"Holding a debtor hostage in the hope they have a wealthy relative to bail them out is both immoral and unfair." Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai