United Arab Emirates


European Parliament condemns detention of Ahmed Mansoor & other HRDs

prominent HRD Ahmed Mansoor set to appeal his conviction, as the European Parliament condemns his detention Read more

European Parliament condemns detention of Ahmed Mansoor & other HRDs

Prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor sentenced to ten years imprisonment

prominent HRD is sentenced for 10 years, while authorities arbitrarily arrest Omani at the request of Oman Read more

Prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor sentenced to ten years imprisonment

HRD Obaid Al-Zaabi found innocent and finally released after four years in prison

Human rights defender Obaid Al-Zaabi was released from prison in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

HRD Obaid Al-Zaabi  found innocent and finally released after four years in prison

Blogger remains in UAE jail seven months after completing his sentence

UAE authorities continue to suppress dissent and any form of free expression. Read more

Blogger remains in UAE jail seven months after completing his sentence

Human rights groups demand release of HRD Ahmed Mansoor

Human rights organisations renewed calls for the release of leading Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor Read more

 Human rights groups demand release of HRD Ahmed Mansoor

Freedom of expression under threat in the UAE

Human rights defenders continue to be targeted for exercising their legitimate right to freedom of expression Read more

Freedom of expression under threat in the UAE

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons

The crackdown on freedom of expression continues unabated in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons

Arrest of activist in UAE marks a new low in state repression of civic freedoms

In March 2017, the arrest of award-winning human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor, marked a new low in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities’ efforts to curtail freedom of expression. Read more

Arrest of activist in UAE marks a new low in state repression of civic freedoms

Activist arrested for tweeting in defence of free expression in the UAE

On 16thJanuary, Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a prominent political science professor and human rights defender, was arrested by the State Security Apparatus for Twitter posts in which he promoted freedom of expression in the UAE. Read more

Activist arrested for tweeting in defence of free expression in the UAE