News from United Arab Emirates

UAE: human rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi released over three years after being found innocent


On 21 December 2017, human rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi was released from imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more than three years after a court found him innocent. He spent four years…

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UAE: Human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor must be freed on International Human Rights Day


As the world observes International Human Rights Day on 10 December, prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, a member of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) Advisory Board, remains…

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UAE: Jailed prominent human rights lawyer Mohammed Al-Roken awarded human rights prize


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) congratulates jailed Emirati prominent human rights lawyer Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, who has been awarded the Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize for…

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UAE: Emirati academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith held in incommunicado detention after transfer to maximum-security prison


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is deeply concerned about the fate and condition of Emirati academic, economist and human rights defender Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith who has not had any contact with…

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Take Action Now : URGENT ACTION: UAE: Authorities must release human rights defender Osama-Al-Najjar who remains in arbitrary detention despite serving his sentence


Human rights defender and on-line activist Osama Al-Najjar remains in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), even though he was scheduled for release on 17 March 2017 after serving his full three-year…

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UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges


Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of expression, dozens of…

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