Petitions and activism
Please support my mum and baby brother, trapped in Dubai.
rab1010 · 24/01/2014 02:14
I'm writing to help my mum get some support for a campaign that I am trying to run to secure her freedom.
My name is Rabbhi, I am a 26 y/old graduate living in London and right now my mum and baby brother are trapped in Dubai. They have been stuck there for over 3 years. In October 2013 my mums son was snatched from her and she hasn't seen him since. She's spent every day with him since he was born.
My mother was the victim of domestic violence from her (now) ex husband, a French expatriate whom she married and moved to Dubai to be with. Shortly after their marriage he started to abuse her physically and emotionally. I was there to witness some of it and since then it has been an absolute nightmare for my family. We've lost almost everything trying to battle a system that is entirely prejudiced towards women and does not recognize violence against women.
Right now I am trying to raise awareness, in any way I can to help secure their freedom. My mum is mired in web of false cases instigated by her husband who is using Dubai's archaic and incredibly prejudiced sharia law to persecute my mum .
Some articles have been published in the past few days highlighting my mothers plight. Please see these links:
t.co/SEWF4LynLk - Huffington Post
fw.to/YIYWPbc - Telegraph
I am trying to do everything I can to help my mum get justice, get her son back, and hopefully return rightfully to the UK.
This is a long shot but I really hope you can get invovled and support our cause. I tweet alot about it (twitter.com/Rabbhi) and am hopeful that social media and online action can force the UK government to actually step up and do the right thing.
If you have any suggestions (I'm new to this entirely!) I can be contacted on [email protected]
Please help me get my family home.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Forago · 13/02/2014 08:30
Hi Rabbhi I've seen you in the press and on social media. I have signed and think its fantastic what you are doing for your mum and little brother. I hope my sons grow up to be as caring and aware of these kind of gender inequalities in the world. Best of luck, really hope they can both come back.
SanityClause · 13/02/2014 12:40
Link to petition for neolara
fideline · 13/02/2014 12:41
"We have a petition which is steadily getting more signatures but the UK Foreign Office will not act without people speaking up. In recent rape cases involving Norwegian and Austrian women in the UAE, the respective governments intervened to stop a gross injustice from taking place but in comparison the UK government does little to help my mum and Louis.
Please help and sign the petition:
I really appreciate all the support and input I get."
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