Billy Barclay

“It is really quite shocking. Not only have we seen the embassy often refrain from intervening to help British citizens when they face legal problems in the UAE, now apparently they are actually discouraging people from seeking help through one of the most effective methods available. If Mr. Barclay had followed the embassy’s advice, there is no question that he would still be in the same dilemma, and quite possibly have ended up facing jail time for something he didn’t do. It is astonishing that the embassy would take such a position, and one can’t help but wonder how many innocent British citizens are currently detained in the UAE, following the embassy’s advice to keep their heads down and suffer in silence.” Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai