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What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's lik ...
 
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Susan Haglof and her husband Medhat are desperate to be parents. The agency doesn’t give them any official paperwork but the joys of parenting take over. When Susan wants to take the child, Marko, on a trip to the U.S. to visit her mother, she and Medhat are convicted of human trafficking and thrown in an Egyptian jail. Support us by supporting our…
 
Stephen Comiskey takes his dream job as a nurse in Saudi Arabia. He doesn’t realize that, as a gay man, he risks execution if he’s discovered. After eight months, he’s lonely and strikes up a relationship with a British man there. When it ends, he’s dating again. This time he gets involved with a Saudi man, which has serious consequences. Support u…
 
Ruthie Lambert was deep in the abyss of a midlife crisis, debt and foreclosure on her home when friends suggest that she can make a quick $10,000 by bringing drugs back from Peru. The appeal of easy money brings her back again and again. After a few successful jobs she decides it’s time to get out, but agrees to one more trip, where her luck finall…
 
South African couple Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari decided to follow their dreams and sail the world. After a stop in Tanzania and getting robbed of all their money and supplies, they accept an offer from a wealthy businessman that they hope will get them home. What follows is 20 months of imprisonment, and the ultimate test of endurance and th…
 
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