ICBU calls for the Formation of a British Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding John Murphy’s Arrest in Dubai

Aug 23 2018
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ICBU calls for the Formation of a British Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding John Murphy’s Arrest in Dubai


International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) called for the formation of a commission of inquiry set up by the British government in the circumstances of the arrest of Mr. John Murphy in Dubai and violations at the notorious UAE Wathba prison. The UAE authorities have arrested John Murphy, a 52-year-old British national who works as an operating manager at Burj Khalifa on the backdrop of a fight with security guards. He has been charged with sexual harassment of two guards of the Armed Forces Club in Abu Dhabi. Security officials have questioned Mr. Murphy and Mr. Murphy and then had a fight with them, then Mr Murphy complaint against them and then was accused of sexual harassment because he pushed a guard to escape during the fight. He is expected to face a three-year prison sentence. Murphy complained of the ill-treatment of UAE police officers, the conditions of his detention, the unhealthy prison conditions and the abuses he suffered at Al Wathba UAE prison.

Mr. Murphy said he lost his job, seized all his possessions, seized his passport and put him behind the bars. “I feel absolute despair and it’s only my belief in God that makes me get out of bed every day. I feel my life is over . ”

ICBU called on the British government to intervene to release Mr. Murphy or to intervene to form a British investigation committee for human rights violations against Mr. Murphy in Al Wathba prison in the United Arab Emirates.

ICBU also calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE to respect human rights laws and called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.


ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in human-trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.