The Gender Trap: Women, Violence and Poverty
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On 27 June Amina ‘Abdouli and her brother Mos’ab ‘Abdouli appeared before the Supreme Federal Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The court set 19 September for their next trial hearing. Their eldest brother Waleed ‘Abdouli was released on 14 March and their youngest sister Moza ‘Abdouli was acquitted on 30 May.
In 2012, Yecenia was arbitrarily detained, beaten and raped during 15 hours of torture until she was forced into a “confession”. Her long-overdue release today brings an end to four long years of i...