News from United Arab Emirates

UPDATE: UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith suffering from poor health while waiting for Federal Appeal Court to set date to hear his case


Update: UAE: On 22 February, Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appeared in court, where the judge scheduled a hearing for his verdict on 29 March 2017. 2017-01-24 Update: UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith remains in prison…

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Update: UAE: Academic Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla released but Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith remains in prison


While the Gulf Centre for Human RIghts (GCHR) welcomes the release of academic and activist Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla from detention in the United Arab Emirates on 26 January 2017, it calls on the government…

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UAE: Human rights defenders face arrest and judicial harassment


Human rights defenders in the UAE continue to be targeted due to the exercise of their right to freedom of expression, including on-line, and for their peaceful promotion of human rights. On 16 January…

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UAE: Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith’s case transferred to Federal Appeal Court


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the move by the courts in the United Arab Emirates to transfer the case of Emirati academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith to the Federal Appeal Court on 5 December…

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UAE: Speech Charges Violate Academic’s Rights - Nasser Bin Ghaith Held Incommunicado for 9 Months


Update: UAE: Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith appeared in court on 07 November, where the defense presented its case. The judge postponed his next hearing to 05 December in order to examine the case under a new…

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UAE: Rights groups call on UN to help free academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith


Special Procedures Branch Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland 4 October 2016 **URGENT and confidential** COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates…

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