News from United Arab Emirates

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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UAE: Outrageous 10-year sentence against human rights defender Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith a significant blow to human rights


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is outraged that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities ignored calls to release Dr Nasser Bin Ghaith, who was sentenced to ten years in prison on 29 March…

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UAE: Stop paying lip service to human rights and release Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith


A coalition of ten human rights organizations today urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith, a prominent economist, academic and…

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UAE: Free prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor now


Award-winning Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has been arrested by security forces in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and taken to an unknown location. Ahmed Mansoor was arrested at his home…

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Take Action Now : UAE: Call for the immediate release of human rights defender Osama-Al-Najjar as his sentence expires


Human rights defender and on-line activist Osama Al-Najjar was scheduled for release on 17 March 2017, having served a full three-year prison sentence as a result of the peaceful exercise of his right…

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Ahmed Mansoor nominated as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for March 2017


(Cairo & Beirut, 10 March 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, nominated prominent…

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