August 4, 2015

United Arab Emirates: Reveal the Whereabouts of Sameh Bassiouni Abdullah Alam (UA 172/15)


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Egyptian national Sameh Bassiouni Abdullah Alam was arrested on 11 February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was sentenced to one month in prison in April for “falsely reporting a crime” but has not yet been released. His whereabouts are unknown and he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

1) Please write immediately in English, Persian, Spanish, French or your own language:

  • Calling on the Iranian authorities to release Ismail Abdi immediately and unconditionally and drop all charges against him as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for his peaceful trade union activities
  • Urging them to ensure that he is granted regular access to an independent lawyer of his own choosing;
  • Reminding them that Iran has ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which recognizes the right of everyone to form and join trade unions of their choice for the promotion and protection of their economic and social interests.

2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!

  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 171/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.
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