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    • Criminal Complaint filed against Al Fajer Properties Sheikh Maktoum
      Criminal Complaint filed in Germany against Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum CEO of Dubai Developer Al Fajer Properties The Dubai Sheikh who mislead and extort a German Couple  Germany – Dubai 2011 A German elderly couple , today 80 + 50 years old who have been Dubai Tourists since a decade, bought in 2005 an apartment at Nakheel´s Dubai Residen […]
    • UAE: Human Rights Blogger, Sorbonne Lecturer Charged With ‘Humiliating' Officials
      source Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org (Beirut) - The United Arab Emirates attorney general should immediately drop all charges against five pro-democracy activists to halt their trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges of "humiliating" top officials relate solely to the defendants' peaceful use of speech to criticize the UAE governmen […]
    • Nakheel Dubai Sunland Case
      June 5, 2011After 21 hearings, Chris O'Donnell, the Australian chief executive of Dubai's major developer, Nakheel, came to the defence of his former colleagues Matthew Joyce and Marcus Lee. Mr Joyce and Mr Lee are accused of profiting from the sale of land that had been earmarked for a colossal high-rise development, which was to include the futur […]
    • Dubai Nakheel CEO decided to leave the company
      Dubai June 7, 2011 Nakheel said on Wednesday that its CEO Chris O'Donnell had left the company "after completing his contract terms". O'Donnell, an Australian who joined the developer in 2006, said he had decided to leave Nakheel following five years spent with the company, the statement added. O'Donnell has overseen a traumatic time […]
    • Owner of Dubai Developer Damac Hussain Sajwani files case against Egypt corruption ruling
      Dubai property developer Damac said on Tuesday it had filed an international arbitration case against Egypt over a land dispute and the conviction of its chairman and owner, Hussain Sajwani.A Cairo court last week sentenced Sajwani in his absence to jail and ordered him to pay a $40.5 million fine in connection with his 2006 purchase of land at Egypt's […]
    • Dubai Palm Jumeriah - Investors plan to take legal action
      Investors in Dubai Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile complex will this week serve the developer behind the project with a legal ultimatum to hand over their units or issue them with a refund.Up to ten investors in the luxury complex plan to issue Souq Residences with legal notice in a bid to force a resolution to a dispute that has been ongoing for more than a yea […]
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The tragedy around former CEO of Al Fajer Properties Dubai Shahram Abdullah Zadeh goes on

Posted by 7starsdubai on July 10, 2014


Prag juli 2014 shahram zadeh Prague – The media took place in March 2014 when the police in Prague uncovered a huge tax fraud, which was assumed be organized by Czech businessman of Iranian origin Shahram Abdullah Zadeh. Reporter Dalibor Bártek discovered a number of interesting facts from the past of Zadeh, but also from its recent action in connection with another case.

On March 19, 2014, the Czech anti-corruption department initiated a comprehensive police raid. 160 policemen searched a total of 25 sites in several regions of the Czech Republic. Among other them, the luxurious presidential suite at the Hilton Prague, which was rented since years by the Czech businessman Shahram Abdullah Zadeh.

The result of the police raid was the imprisonment of fifteen people, including Shahram Zadeh. He was charged with tax evasion in connection with the importation of fuel from abroad in the Czech Republic in the context of organized crime.

In the case of a final judgment, the members of the criminal group expect a prison sentence up to 13 years. According to press reports, it should be the biggest tax loss of the last years. The sum amounts to about four billion euros. According to police and the ongoing investigation it is said, that the head of the criminal group was Shahram Zadeh.

 

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Treffpunkt der Spione – Die verschwiegenste Messe der Welt in Dubai

Posted by 7starsdubai on February 24, 2012


Vergangenen Woche fand sie JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai statt,  die ISS World MEA.  die wohl verschwiegenste Messe der Welt . Abgeschirmt von jederlei Publikumsverkehr oder gar Journalisten waren Geschäftskunden einer ganz besonderen Sorte: Geheimdienstmitarbeiter sowie Staatsschützer, Sicherheitsbeamte und Militärs – vor allem aus dem arabischen Raum.

Angeboten werden Programme, Viren und Trojaner, die – laut Veranstaltungsprogramm – Computer mit “Spionagesoftware infizieren”, mit denen sich aber auch “soziale Netzwerke überwachen” oder “verschlüsselter Datenverkehr aufzeichnen” lassen. Auch für “Handy-Ermittlungen” gibt es Produkte – wobei der Begriff “Ermittlung” in diesem Fall sowohl die Ortung der Geräte wie auch das Abhören umfasst. Als Hauptsponsor der ISS in Dubai trat das Münchener Unternehmen Trovicor auf, berichtet das Handelsblatt.

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Quelle Handelsblatt Februar 2012

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UAE: Human Rights Blogger, Sorbonne Lecturer Charged With ‘Humiliating’ Officials

Posted by 7starsdubai on June 17, 2011


source Human Rights Watchhttp://www.hrw.org

(Beirut) – The United Arab Emirates attorney general should
immediately drop all charges against five pro-democracy activists to
halt their trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges of
“humiliating” top officials relate solely to the defendants’ peaceful
use of speech to criticize the UAE government and therefore violate
their freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said. UAE authorities
should release the activists unconditionally and without delay.

The five defendants, who include a leading human rights activist,
Ahmed Mansoor, and a university lecturer, Nasser bin Ghaith, pled not
guilty on June 14, 2011, during a closed-door hearing in Abu Dhabi’s
Federal Supreme Court. The trial follows a campaign of harassment
against the activists after they and dozens of other UAE nationals signed a petition published on March 9 that sought constitutional and parliamentary
changes in the Emirates and free elections in which all citizens could participate.

UAE rulers are prosecuting these activists solely for advocating democratic reforms,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The authorities should end this shameful crackdown on peaceful dissent.”
The five activists have been detained and denied bail since early April. Local news reports said that dozens of pro-government protesters holding banners and flags gathered outside the courtroom on June 14 and
shouted slogans condemning the activists. The next hearing is scheduled for July 18.

Authorities arrested Mansoor on April 8 and are holding him at the Al Wathba prison in Abu Dhabi. Mansoor has been a vocal proponent of the petition. Before his arrest, he gave numerous television and other media interviews on the issue.
Mansoor is a member of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East advisory committee.

On April 10, security forces detained bin Ghaith, an economics lecturer at the Abu Dhabi branch of Paris’ Sorbonne
University, who has criticized UAE authorities for failing to undertake significant political reforms. The three other detained online activists are Fahad Salim Dalk, Hassan Ali al-Khamis, and Ahmed Abd al-Khaleq.
In early June, UAE authorities charged the five detainees under article 176 of the Penal Code, which permits a sentence of up to five years in prison for “whoever publicly humiliates the State President, its flag or national emblem.” Article 8 of the code widens the application of the provision to include the vice president, members of the Supreme Council of the Federation, and others. The charges came after Attorney General Salim Saeed Kubaish said on April 25 that the
five detainees were in “preventive custody” for “instigation, breaking laws and perpetrating acts that pose a threat to state security,undermining the public order, opposing the government system, and insulting the president, the vice president and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.”

In the weeks following the arrests, the UAE expanded its crackdown on civil society by dissolving the elected board of directors of both the Jurist Association and the Teachers’ Association. The decrees, signed by Social Affairs Minister Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, dismissed the boards and replaced their members with state appointees. Both associations, along with two other nongovernmental organizations, had signed a public appeal calling for greater democracy in the country on April 6.

The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders provides that countries should “take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of everyone against any violence, threats, retaliation, adverse discrimination, pressure or any other arbitrary action” as a result of their participation in human rights activity.

Article 32 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, which has been ratified by the UAE, guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to impart news to others by any means. The only restrictions allowed on the practice of this right are those imposed for “respect for the rights of others, their reputation, or the protection
of national security, public order, public health, or public morals.”

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Democracy and Human Rights-Middle East Unrest – Repression in the United Arab Emirates

Posted by 7starsdubai on June 4, 2011


June 2011 – source The Nation

For the past four months, hundreds of thousands of voices demanding variations on a theme—democracy, human rights, an end to torture, a stop to corruption—have echoed from Morocco to Yemen, each with its own local variation. In the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven small semi-autonomous sheikdoms, that voice sounded a little hoarse. More like a whisper, you might say. And then it went silent.

Unrest and Protest Middle East 2011 - Human Rights - Repression in the United Arab Emirates - Anna Louie Sussman The Nations

Since April 8 , 2011 the Emirati government has arrested five prominent Emiratis—activists, bloggers and an academic—for signing a petition calling for reform, and thrown them in jail, where they remain to this day. They are being held without charges, although they are in contact with their families and lawyers.

The five detainees are among over 160 professionals who on March 9 submitted what has to be one of the gentlest pleas for political reform in recent history, which included a request to make the Federal National Council, the UAE’s powerless legislative body, at least open to universal contestation. On February 24 President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced he was doubling the pool of eligible voters, to around 12,000. That is still less than 2 percent of the Emirati population.

(For the record, here’s what Emirati rabble-rousing sounds like: “Please We, the undersigned, a group of people of the United Arab Emirates, rise up to serve your Generous Highness and Their Highnesses Members of Supreme Council of the Federation of deep appreciation and respect…” the petition begins. “Out of our deep concern for this nation, and its people, who are your sons…” it continues. A fiery battle cry it is not.)

But even this was too much. On April 8, at 3 am, several police asked Ahmed Mansoor, one of the signatories, a blogger and a member of the Human Rights Watch advisory committee, to come down to “answer some questions about his car.” (Incidentally, this was the same approach that security officials used to take Naji Hamdan, a United States citizen who allegedly was tortured in custody.) Fearing a trap, he refused to come down, but was taken away by a second group of security officers that same afternoon.

Two days later Nasser bin Ghaith, a prominent Emirati economist and lecturer at the Abu Dhabi branch of the University of Paris-Sorbonne, was also carted away. His ostensible crime was urging the UAE, on television shows and in panel discussions, to become more transparent, as a means to further economic development. In subsequent days, three other online activists, Fahad Salim Dalk, Hassan Ali al-Khamis and Ahmed Abdul Khaleq, were arrested. In the weeks that followed, the government dissolved the boards of two of the country’s oldest civil society organizations, the Jurists’ Association and the Teachers’ Association, for signing a similar petition.

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Investor wins lawsuit against ACI Real Estate Dubai – Development Niki Lauda Twin Tower

Posted by 7starsdubai on March 7, 2010


original source The National
A property investor has been awarded a refund by Dubai Courts for an office unit he bought in a project that is 20 months behind schedule.

The British businessman Ron Oakeley bought two offices in a building in Dubai’s Business Bay that was to be named after the former Formula One racing driver Niki Lauda. The proposed Niki Lauda Twin Towers building was part of a trio of projects launched by Alternative Capital Invest (ACI) Real Estate, a German developer, in late 2007 that were to be
named after famous sport stars. continue reading….

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum- Many Leaders promise we deliver

Posted by 7starsdubai on February 10, 2008


source KhaleejTimes

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won over a distinguished German audience on Thursday when he said: “Many leaders promise, we deliver.”

Delivering a speech during a felicitation at the Free University of Berlin where he was honoured with a gold medal for his support and promotion of cultural exchanges between peoples of the two countries, Shaikh Mohammed received several rounds of applause from the gathering as he provided an insight into the UAE’s work culture and ethics.

The audience listened in rapt attention as Shaikh Mohammed, speaking in English, explained his philosophy of economics and how the UAE is today one of the world’s fastest developing nations. Shaikh Mohammed, on the second day of his two-day state visit to Germany, was received at the Free Berlin University by former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Arab-German Friendship Association Gerhard Schroeder, Chancellor of the University and staff.

“I like a challenge. When there is no challenge I feel sad,” he said explaining how the UAE managed to overcome hurdles and build up the infrastructure that is now the focus of world attention. Many people, he said, were sceptical when initial plans of what the UAE wanted to build and do were known. But later these people realised the wise economic decisions of the country.

Regarding democratic values in Arab society, Shaikh Mohammed told the audience that the “majlis” has been a central point in decision-making since times immemorial. He said this in the context of modern democracy. All decisions that affect society, he added, were taken after due consultations.

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Dubai Rape Case Alexandre Robert

Posted by 7starsdubai on January 20, 2008


 source Time

What allegedly happened in Dubai one steaming evening last summer would have been chilling enough in itself — the rape of a teenager by three strangers. But that act of violence also risks transforming a glittering metropolis and vacation destination, in the minds of some people, into a place to be avoided, and the attack has sparked strong reaction everywhere from Hollywood to the top levels of the French government.

Last July 14, Alexandre Robert, a 15-year-old French-Swiss youth living in Dubai with his hotel-manager father, was offered a ride home by an Emirati acquaintance from a beach club, where he was with a French friend. In the car were two local men. According to Alexandre, he was placed in the middle backseat, while the men drove the teenagers beyond the neon-soaked skyline and into the desert, where the three local men took turns raping him at knifepoint in the dark. His French friend was ordered to wait outside the car, and has told police he was not attacked. When the men finally deposited the distraught boys back in the city, they threatened to attack Alexandre’s family if he dared report them to the police.
The men could scarcely have expected what has unfolded since — an international incident involving President Nicolas Sarkozy and the United Arab Emirates leader Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan al-Nahyan. Last week, Alexandre’s mother launched a website called “Boycott Dubai,” hoping to hit at the economic heart of a city-state that has spent billions turning itself into one of the world’s top financial centers and a Western-friendly resort spot.
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The Website Alexandre Robert Mother launched

www.boycottdubai.com

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