Category Archive: Press Release

UAE political crackdown turns to female activists

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The United Arab Emirates authorities have detained three sisters as part of the continued crackdown on political freedom and campaign against political activists. The three sisters of UAE 94 defendant Issa Khalifa Al-Suwaidi were summoned to a police station on 15th February. They have since been detained and their whereabouts are unknown. Human rights organisations are …

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Press release: Emirati security services kidnap three Emirati women

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  The Emirati security services kidnapped three Emirati women on February 15, 2015 after summoning them at 4 pm for questioning at a station in Abu Dhabi. The names of these women are Asma Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, Mariam Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, and Alyazia Khalifa Al-Suwaidi Since being summoned at 4 pm, the women have …

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Ahmed Al-Mulla has been detained for over 8 months and still no charges against him

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mulla, an Emirati activist, has been detained for over 8 months, but no charges have been made against him. He spent 3 of these months in one of the UAE’s secret prisons known for their torture and human rights violations. Al-Mulla was arrested on …

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Son of Morsi advisor forcibly disappeared for 83 days

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  Mosaab Abd el Aziz, son of Ahmed Abd el Aziz, a member of President Mohamed Morsi’s presidential staff, has been forcibly disappeared for 83 days and his location remains unknown. Mosaab, a 26-year-old engineer and executive manager of a company specialising in app development, was kidnapped …

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Four of the Libyans unlawfully detained in the UAE have been released

 ***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  Four of the Libyan businessmen who were arrested by the Emirati state security forces were released today after being detained since August 2014. These four men are amongst the group of nearly 30 Libyans residing in the UAE who were arbitrarily arrested and detained by the …

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Dr Amer Al-Shava has been forcibly disappeared for 76 days and his location remains unknown

*** ARABIC TEXT BELOW *** Emirati security authorities stopped Dr Amer Al-Shava, a Turkish academic and businessman of Palestinian origin, when he arrived at Dubai airport on October 2, 2014. He had travelled to Dubai several times, this time to attend his nephew’s wedding. His family had arrived the day before him and were expecting him …

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Press release: Bader Al-Bahri and Abdulla Al-Helo detained since April; still no charges

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  Two human rights activists, Bader Hussain Al- Bahri and Abdulla Al-Helo were both arrested by state security officers on April 22, 2014 in Dubai. Until this moment, neither has been charged with any crimes. According to sources close to Bader Al-Bahri, he was called by the …

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UAE Deputy Prosecutor: “Prisoners have no rights” and Dr Ahmed Ghaith Al-Suwaidi put to solitary confinement

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  Emirati economist and human rights defender Dr Ahmed Ghaith Al-Suwaidi has been placed once again in solitary confinement since November 29th in Al-Razeen Prison in Abu Dhabi.  Al-Suwaidi was placed in solitary confinement after the deputy prosecutor Khaled Al-Hosani visited cell block 5 in Al-Razeen Prison …

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Amid the continued violations, the physical and mental health of UAE 94 detainees deteriorates

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل  The UAE 94 detainees, activists who have been accused of many false charges such as attempting to overthrow the Emirati government during farcical trials are suffering from deteriorating physical and mental health conditions. Such deteriorations are a result of the systematic torture and abuse they are …

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Press release: Osama Al-Najjar sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and AED 500,000 fine due to a tweet

***ARABIC TEXT BELOW ***البيان باللغة العربية متوفر في الأسفل The Emirati State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court has sentenced human rights activist Osama Al-Najjar to three years in prison and a fine of AED 500,000 (approximately £87,000). He was arrested on the back of a tweet he posted on his Twitter account in …

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