UAE: Ill-treated prisoners of conscience continue to suffer in Emirati prisons after serving sentences
The recent death of Jordanian journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar from health complications contracted during a prison term in the UAE has raised alarm over the fate of thirteen prisoners of conscience, including two women activists, who remain in Emirati prisons despite serving their sentences.
With the need to communicate and access information during the COVID-19 pandemic, rights organizations call on governments in the Gulf region to lift their ban on Voice Over IP platforms that facilitate voice and video internet calls.
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Over 60 rights groups and activists urge the UAE to release all imprisoned human rights defenders and, in the interim, to comply with international standards by allowing prisoners of conscience to receive books and reading materials.
GCHR issues an urgent call on international bodies to visit prominent Emirati human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, who has been on a liquid-only hunger strike since September 2019, in protest of his dehumanizing prison conditions.
GCHR reiterates calls on Emirati authorities to release human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, whose health has deteriorated from repeated hunger strikes protesting his appalling prison conditions.
Rights groups and leading intellectuals call for the immediate release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, arbitrarily detained since 2012.
Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th birthday
Civil society organisations have called upon the UAE government to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, whose life they believe may be at risk following beatings and hunger strikes to protest deplorable and inhumane prison conditions.
The Emirati activist has undertaken a second hunger strike after receiving a severe beating for protesting his prison conditions.
Abdul Rahman Bin Sobeih Al-Suwaidi was among the “UAE 94,” a group of peaceful political activists charged in 2013 for demanding political reform.
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Ahmed Mansoor remains in isolation with no bed or water, despite unconfirmed report that hunger strike has ended
Mansoor started his hunger strike on 17 March 2019 to protest poor prison conditions.
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Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in March 2014 for posting tweets denouncing that his father had been tortured in prison.
Dr. Bin Ghaith was sentenced on 29 March 2017 to ten years in prison for critical comments he made online about human rights violations in the UAE and Egypt.