03/01/2019

Urgent Action: Prisoner in Terminal Stages of Cancer (United Arab Emirates: UA 26.19)


Alia Abdelnoor Mohamed Abdelnoor is serving a 10-year prison sentence and is in the terminal stages of cancer. On 10 January 2019, as her health deteriorated, Alia was transferred from a government hospital to Tawam Hospital in the al-Ain Emirate in the UAE. She is chained to her hospital bed and held in solitary confinement. Her family was not immediately informed of the transfer and was only able to visit her in hospital for the first time on 11 February.

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince Court
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz
Al Saud Street,
P.O. Box 124
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 2 668 6622
Twitter: @MohamedBinZayed
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
3522 International Court NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 243 2400 I Fax: 202 243 2432
Contact form: https://bit.ly/2CrKyHz
Facebook: @UAEEmbassyUS
Twitter: @UAEEmbassyUS
Instagram: @uaeembassyus
Salutation: Your Excellency

Your Highness,

Alia Abdelnoor Mohamed Abdelnoor, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, is in the terminal stages of cancer that has spread to her vital organs. On 10 January 2019, as her health deteriorated, Alia was transferred from a government hospital to Tawam Hospital in the al-Ain Emirate. Her family was not immediately informed of the transfer and was only allowed to visit her in hospital for the first time on 11 February. Even though she is bed-ridden and too weak to walk unaided, she is chained to her bed and held in isolation in a windowless room. This amounts to torture and other ill-treatment. Alia Abdelnoor has already served three years and a half of her sentence, and is about to die.

As the United Arab Emirates have proclaimed 2019 to be a year of tolerance, we urge you to show Alia Abdlenoor clemency and order her early release on humanitarian grounds as provided for by article 32 of the Federal Law No.43 of 1992.

Yours sincerely,

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