UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor held on speech-related charges
Recent articles in United Arab Emirates

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.

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.