IFEX joins rights groups calling on the UAE to drop politically motivated charges.
Authorities unveil new charges on detained human rights activists, during global climate summit.
IFEX joins rights groups calling on governments to address the UAE’s human rights abuses ahead of global climate negotiations.
There are at least 58 people being held past the end of their sentences in the country.
Rights groups express deep concern over severe restrictions imposed on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Since his imprisonment, Mansoor remains in isolation and continues to be subjected to inhumane conditions, says ADHRB.
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The UAE has failed to conduct an independent investigation into allegations that imprisoned Emirati human rights defenders were subjected to torture and ill-treatment before and after their mass trial.
Emirati authorities have prosecuted and imprisoned scores of human rights defenders, political activists, journalists and critics, systematically silencing peaceful dissenting voices.
In the decade since the unjust trial of the UAE94, authorities in the UAE have relied heavily on torture to silence peaceful dissenting voices, says a new report from Gulf Centre for Human Rights.
Rights groups say overbroad and vague terminology of new law provides authorities with excessive discretion to criminalise and impose lengthy prison sentences on individuals exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Governments should immediately urge UAE authorities to allow independent and international monitors access to check on the safety of Mansoor and other detained human rights defenders.
“Someone like Major General Al-Raisi, who oversaw and participated in the torture of innocent citizens, should not head an international law enforcement agency,” said Gulf Centre for Human Rights Executive Director Khalid Ibrahim.
Rights groups from the region and around the world call on Emirati authorities to release all imprisoned human rights defenders and activists detained in violation of their right to free expression.