Indian national detained in UAE for a crime he had no access to commit
Indian national Johnson George has been in detention in Ras Al Khaimah since the beginning of the year, apparently because the UAE government is unable to prosecute his employer who relocated to the United States facing similar charges he denies, Detained in Dubai revealed.
Mr George was held without charge for over 6 months, and though he was ultimately charged for a financial crime it would have been impossible for him to commit; he has been consistently denied bail.
Mr. George’s former employer, the ex-CEO of RAKFTZA is accused of embezzling around 5 million dirhams, and now that case seems to have been redirected against Mr. George. However, Mr. George merely worked in the legal department of RAKFTZA, drafting contracts and agreements, and had no access to the company’s accounts at any time.
Detained in Dubai has warned foreigners of the history of legal abuse in the emirate and how a wrongful accusation with an ulterior motive, is sufficient to have investors and workers jailed and their assets seized.
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, comments, “this case is very similar to others we have seen in Ras Al Khaimah, including the unjustified detention without charge of Nico Consari and Richard Lau; as well as ongoing cases connected to Sheikh Saud’s purge of executives appointed by RAK’s former ruler. Mr. George had no access to commit the alleged crime, and indeed, there are court proceedings taking place in the US at this moment to determine if the alleged crime even took place at all. Evidence suggests that the charges against Mr. George’s employer are fabricated and politically motivated. Ras Al Khaimah authorities are unjustly targeting Johnson George for an alleged crime he not only did not commit, but to which he does not even have a connection, simply because of who his boss used to be.