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

2017-05-12

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

2017-05-11

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

2017-04-20

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

2017-03-30

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

2017-03-28

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

2017-03-20

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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