Justice 4 David Haigh

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About Justice 4 Haigh

We aim to achieve justice for David Haigh, the first openly gay Managing Director of a major football club [formerly of Leeds United], following his 22-month nightmare of torture, abuse, rape, discrimination by Dubai Police.,

The UK Metropolitan police are now investigation those that tortured and raped David.

Metropolitan Police investigating those that tortured and raped - Daily Mail.

Also, critically, to highlight the ongoing abuses and plight of the thousands upon thousands of the worlds citizens locked up and hidden in Dubai’s criminal ‘justice’ system, whose human rights are horrifically abused every moment of every day. Only recently have we seem in England the cases of Brits Jamie Harran and Scott Barkley who also suffered injustice at the hands of the UAEs corrupt system

David has spent much of his time, since surviving his ordeal, helping others through his charity Du Justice   www.dujustice.com and Detained in Dubai www.detainedindubai.org .  

He has become a face of many campaigns for human rights in the UAE, often being called as an expert witness in addition to helping others trapped in Dubai without just cause gain their freedom and return to their homeland. Such is the strength of David’s testimony that each time he has appeared as an expert witness, the case has been won. David has also spoken at the United Nations about his ordeal, and the plight of others in a speech entitled Torture and unfair trials in the UAE

David was lucky when leading international charity Human Rights Watch called for his immediate release in March 2016 and for charges against David to be dropped. Days later David was acquitted on ‘Twitter slander’ charges after years of arbitrary detention, unfair trials and torture. While the nightmare of jail may have ended, David still relives those 22 months on a daily basis and seeks not only justice in his own cases, but also peace of mind that the injustices many face in the UAE are brought in to the public eye.

You can watch David talk about his ordeal to the BBC and SKY news on his YouTube channel

David's YouTube  and on his website Davids website. You can also follow David as he rebuilds his life with updates on Twitter @haighdavid and Instagram @davidhaigh and facebook www.facebook.com/davidlhaigh

How much money is needed?

David is hoping to raise GBP 100,000 to help him to pay lawyers for each of the cases. However, any amount raised helps David and also helps raise the profile of the countless abuses of human rights in the "justice" system of Dubai.

David has his own funds to pay for lawyers but the v authorities in the UAE that tortured David have frozen his account to prevent him paying lawyers. Meaning its exceptionally hard for David to fight for justice.

What will the funds be used for?

The funds raised by this campaign will be used for legal fees and associated costs to seek justice for David. David intends to seek an out of time appeal to the UAE Supreme Court to quash his wrongful conviction and to seek compensation for his wrongful detention and then acquittal over Twitter slander.

David is defending the DIFC Court cases, from which he was prevented from filing a full defence and evidence. In addition, DIFC Courts denied David access to his funds with which he could pay for a defence team.

David is also taking the UAE to the United Nations over torture, arbitrary detention, unfair trial and discrimination on grounds of his sexuality, nationality, and religion and, with it, David hopes to focus the world’s attention on the thousands suffering in Dubai jails, many of whom are innocent.

The funds raised will also be used to pursue a private prosecution in England of those responsible for David’s 22-month nightmare and to further civil cases for damages in the UK and the US. Specifically:  human trafficking, denial of fair trial, wrongful detention, extortion, torture and personal injury David was subjected to as a result of their actions.

Where will the funds go?

The funds will go to David’s lawyers for them to pay David’s legal team and associated expenses. The funds will not go to David.

Where can I find more information?

Justice4Haigh.com will be a one-stop-shop for information about the legal and illegal processes, documenting the various cases along the way as will David’s website www.davidhaigh.co.uk.

The aim is to publish every single document in relation to David cases, detail every action and every word by every party, full transparency.

David was the victim of a criminal conspiracy to human traffic him to Dubai by an Islamic investment house and others so that he could be detained, indefinitely, in an Islamic country, whose justice system and jails are internationally notorious for their systematic abuses of human rights, corruption and lack of independence.  Concurrently, those responsible filed civil and criminal cases against David, when those where over they filed more. Claims David could not possibly hope to defend without access to lawyers, translators or funds.

David was wrongfully convicted of ‘breach of trust’ in 2015 by a Dubai court. He was not given a fair trial or even the most basic definition of a fair trial. He was denied access to translators, lawyers, was prevented from presenting his evidence or cross examining those accusing him, he wasn’t allowed in Court or even when he was he wasn't allowed to speak and wasn’t allowed to see any of the evidence against him, all set against a background of torture, beating sexual abuse and inhumane and degrading treatment.

David was offered a Royal pardon ten days after been wrongfully convicted, a pardon he did not accept. He was prevented from appealing his wrongful conviction to the UAE Supreme Court hours before he was due to fly home. He was prevented from appealing by those that set him up filing a false ‘Twitter slander’ case and by the DIFC Courts stopping David’s access to his money to pay for a lawyer, notwithstanding DIFC Court orders sating he could have such money.

In custody he was sexually abused, beaten and tortured, where the Dubai Police sought to beat a false confession out of David those that set him up sought to blackmail him into a settlement. As a gay man he was sexually abused and discriminated against by the Dubai and DIFC Courts. David continues to fight for his right for a retrial in the UAE of the earlier breach of trust conviction to clear his name and for justice against those that are responsible for his 22-month nightmare.

What is www.justice4haigh.com?

This is a guide to and information resource on the events, investigations and court proceedings connected with David Haigh’s cases. Including the human trafficking of David Haigh to Dubai and of the resulting legal cases, trials, abuse, torture and the unfair trials. Specifically, this site seeks to highlight the lack of independence, inadequacies, mistakes, errors and ignorance of the DIFC Court and Dubai Court, in the hope that the criticism will be taken constructively and create change in Dubai.

This guide is the first to map out the legal aspects of the cases, the controversies surrounding the luring to Dubai of David, the arbitrary detention, the torture, the discrimination, the ignorance of the DIFC Court, the unfair trials and David’s battle to fight for justice for himself but also the thousands of others suffering in Dubai Jails and arrested, wrongfully, everyday.

The guide is an archive of information that is in the public domain. When possible, each and every judgment, document, pleading, letter, email, evidence will be published here together with commentary by David and his team on each.

Details of those that wrongly accused David, the lawyers, the judges and those that tortured, abused and sought to extort and blackmail David will be published here. Full transparency, nothing to hide and thousands of innocent people to help.

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The Dubai Courts, including the DIFC Courts have stopped David accessing his funds to pay for lawyers, translators, expert evidence and stopped his access to justice in Dubai. Now the Dubai Courts want to sweep David’s case under the carpet, after he was kept in internationally notorious conditions for 22 months, ending with his acquittal on ridiculous twitter slander charges.

David wants to continue his fight for justice until he receives recompense for his 22-month nightmare, and those responsible are bought to justice. In doing so he hopes to bring the worlds spotlight onto Dubai jails and 'justice' system so that the plight of thousands of the worlds citizens whose basic human rights are abused daily in Dubai is no longer hidden.

David wants to raise awareness of his case to stop corporates and unscrupulous law firms and individuals, like Gibson Dunn and Bryan Cave, thinking they can human traffic people to countries with weak judicial systems as a litigation tactic.

Why the case is so important?

This is not just about David. David’s cases and claims are internationally important and ground-breaking cases and are setting case law in several jurisdictions. They are about protecting basic human rights for those that can’t defend themselves and about free speech. To stop in its tracks a global growing trend of unscrupulous law firms and people misusing week legal systems and torture as a litigation tool.

David’s cases are about highlighting the abuses and discrimination of David and others in Dubai to ensure they don’t happen to others in future.

Please help with as little or as much as you can.

Thank you


Web:         www.Justice4haigh.com

Twitter:   @justice4haigh

FB:            facebook.com/justice4haigh
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Raised by 7 people in 27 months
Created August 19, 2016
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Chris Fletcher
25 months ago

Lots of love x

Anna Ellis
25 months ago

To my friend ... For you and all others that suffer in the hands of cruelty !

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