One year on, award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s whereabouts remain unknown

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UAE: Safety of imprisoned activist Ahmed Mansoor at risk behind bars

IFEX members Human Rights Watch and Gulf Centre for Human Rights voice concerns over possible retaliation against the jailed prominent Emirati activist after a private letter detailing his extensive mistreatment was leaked to regional media.

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Alaa Al-Siddiq: In memory of the courageous Emirati human rights defender

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights pays tribute to prominent Emirati human rights defender Alaa Al-Siddiq who died in a tragic car accident in the UK, and joins the growing calls for an investigation into the circumstances of her death.

A policeman enters Dubai's Al-Awir central prison in the United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

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.