Brit Robert Urwin home to England after 14 months detained in Ukraine over HSBC's UAE Interpol relations
“We have been involved in this case from the beginning,” Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, said. “We appealed successfully to Interpol for the removal of the abusive Red Notice, and we received files from Ukrainian officials indicating that local police had no complaint against Robert in their database, yet he had still not been cleared to exit the country. We are grateful to the FCO for finally doing what needed to be done to secure the release of a British citizen from the prolonged and unjustified denial of his freedom of movement. He has endured a nightmare for more than a year of arbitrary detention, extradition hearings, exoneration, threat of re-arrest, and prolonged absence from his family, all because of a wrongful UAE case in which he was himself the victim of an apparently forged cheque."
"Robert Urwin, 68, from South Shields, was detained over claims he wrote the cheque for more than £30,000 in Dubai 13 years ago.
He was cleared and released in Ukraine in December 2018 but was unable to travel home because of an Interpol red notice that remained in place."
[pic left: Odessa Jail where Urwin was detained for more than 40 days