Sheikh Mohammad Has Just Pardoned 1,014 Prisoners in Dubai Before Ramadan

Sheikh Mohammad Has Just Pardoned 1,014 Prisoners in Dubai Before Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is known for its forgiveness and good deeds. Dubai being itself — AKA role model — is once again teaching everyone a lesson about mercy and tolerance.     His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, just pardoned 1,014 […]

Pizza Hut Under Fire After Mocking Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Pizza Hut Under Fire After Mocking Palestinian Hunger Strikers

The official Facebook Page of Pizza Hut Israel posted a screenshot from a video that was released on Sunday by the Israel Prison Service (IPS).   The screenshot implied that Marwan Barghouti — a Palestinian political figure and the leader of a mass hunger strike that started on the 17th of April — ended his strike […]

There’s a New Restaurant in Cairo That’s Prison-Themed

There’s a New Restaurant in Cairo That’s Prison-Themed

  It’s not surprise that Egyptians love food. New restaurants and cafes open every week to meet up with Cairo’s huge demand. In such a competitive market, some restaurants nowadays use unique themes to attract their customers; as people got used to the ordinary way of presenting food.     Garemt Akl (Food Crime) is […]

Ivanka Trump Welcomes Aya Hegazy to Her Home in a Tweet

Ivanka Trump Welcomes Aya Hegazy to Her Home in a Tweet

  Aya Hegazy was recently acquitted by Cairo Criminal Court after more than two years of detention. Hegazy, along with her husband Mohamed Hassanein, co-founded a nongovernmental organization called The Belady Foundation to aid street children.   Soon, allegations were made about the possibility of forcing children to join the Muslim Brotherhood protests and sexually […]

Abu Dhabi to Replace Short Jail Terms with Community Service

Abu Dhabi to Replace Short Jail Terms with Community Service

  The UAE has formed a new public prosecution to hand down community service rather than jail time as punishment for minor offences in Abu Dhabi.   The announcement followed a resolution to set up a new public prosecution as issued by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential […]

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

www.guide2dubai.com   Whether you’re visiting the UAE or in the process of relocating, you should know these rules because you might do one thing and find yourself in jail the next day not knowing how you ended up thre. Here is an overview of the key laws that all expats and visitors to the emirates should know, […]

UPDATE: Haifa Wehbe’s Sister Is Not Going to Jail for Being a Pimp

UPDATE: Haifa Wehbe’s Sister Is Not Going to Jail for Being a Pimp

By Souad Lazkani

  A couple of days ago, the Lebanese Modesty police cross-examined Rola Yammout for being quite the pimptress, but apparently it wasn’t her at all. And since a) I’ve emotionally invested myself in her life, b) it’s too late to go back now, c) I owed myself the right to know what actually happened.   […]

Omar Mohammed Ali’s Story On How He was ‘Tortured to Confess’ in Egypt

Omar Mohammed Ali’s Story On How He was ‘Tortured to Confess’ in Egypt

By Leena ElDeeb

  “I sat there till the afternoon until someone else called for me. Another officer started beating me with a thick stick, put it on my genitals and hit me on the head. He also hit me with his legs and hands, and with a thin cable. He started beating me more when he knew […]

Why Are Israeli Prisons Filled with over 400 Palestinian Children?

Why Are Israeli Prisons Filled with over 400 Palestinian Children?

  At the age of 16, our problems are a combination of fluctuating hormones, learning to drive, and high school drama. For 16-year-olds in Palestine, the problems run much deeper, as they face time behind Israeli bars for no apparent reason. The Middle East Monitor released an alarming infographic capturing the startling percent of human rights […]

Jordanian Women Imprisoned for Their Own Protection from Abusive Homes

Jordanian Women Imprisoned for Their Own Protection from Abusive Homes

  The investments and progressions being made in the Middle East are giving us hope for a better and brighter future for the region. Despite the many advancements being made in a variety of sectors but seems to be lacking in one in particular that desperately needs attention. When a woman’s life is in danger in Jordan, […]