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United Arab Emirates: Ahmed Mansoor taken to court after a year in arbitrary detention; while Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith denied visits

2018-04-12

Prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has been brought to trial in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after more than a year in detention without charge. Mansoor, who was arrested on 20 March 2017,…

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UAE: One year on, award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s whereabouts remain unknown

2018-03-20

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should reveal the whereabouts of prominent human rights defender and citizen-journalist Ahmed Mansoor and release him immediately and unconditionally,…

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UAE: Lawyers attempt to reach human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, who is held incommunicado

2018-02-27

Geneva - On 26 February 2018, lawyers from Ireland approached the Ministry of the Interior in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to try to gain access to distinguished human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor,…

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United Arab Emirates: UN Universal Periodic Review recommendations must be fully implemented

2018-02-06

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) calls on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to fully implements recommendations made during its third United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The…

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

2017-12-22

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

2017-12-10

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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