Detained International and Detained in Dubai are separate companies, there are no reciprocal working or commercial relationships. Detained International has no association with Radha Stirling or any of her employees or associates.
However, in March 2016, after 22 months arbitrary detention in Dubai, David Haigh, the Founder of Detained International, dedicated himself to fighting for those who fall foul of the cavalier approach to justice that characterises many Gulf states. As Detained in Dubai also existed, he decided to work with Radha Stirling. For a while they worked together and enjoyed a number of successes.
In 2018 there was a clash of ethos – David wanted to offer help to victims on the basis of need, not ability to pay. Rhada Stirling had a different approach. Thereafter, Detained International and Detained in Dubai terminated the relationship. David has remained professional and has sought not to comment or be drawn into unnecessary or unpleasant debate. The focus at Detained International is the clients and the injustices we fight.
Unfortunately, Radha Stirling and her associates engaged in a smear campaign against David personally and Detained in Dubai often claims mandates to represent victims of injustice that it simply doesn’t have. Radha Stirling also claims to be a legal representative when she has absolutely no legal qualifications.
Detained International also has grave concerns about Shahid King Bolsen, the husband of Rhada Sterling and his continued involvement at Detained in Dubai. He is openly critical of the LBGT community, a convicted murderer and extremely controversial in his opinions on Human Rights and he appears to condone terrorism. This is something that we cannot be associated with. And whilst we are thankful that he escaped the death penalty, we do not feel he has been rehabilitated or shown any remorse for his crimes.
David Haigh’s statement on the matter can be found at. https://www.davidhaigh.co.uk/statement-by-david-haigh-regarding-radha-stirling-shahid-bolsen-and-detained-in-dubai/
Tiina Jauhiainen statement on the matter can be found at: https://freelatifa.com/home_latest_news/statement-by-tina-following-comments-by-radha/