10/05/2018

Urgent Action: Uighur Man Faces Forcible Return to China (UAE: UA 178.18)


Abudujilili Supi, a Uighur man who has been working as a muezzin – a leader and caller of prayers – in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was taken away by Emirati police officers and is at risk of being forcibly returned to China, where Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities are arbitrarily detained.

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Abudujilili Supi, a Uighur man who has been working as a muezzin – a leader and caller of prayers – in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was taken away by Emirati police officers and is at risk of being forcibly returned to China, where Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities are arbitrarily detained.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of Abudujilili Supi and ensure that his family and lawyer of his choice have access to him and are informed of his location at all times;
  • Release Abudujilili Supi unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence;
  • Not return him to China or another country where he would be at risk of persecution, torture or other serious human rights violations or abuses.

Contact these two officials by 16 November 2018:

Minister of Interior
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Zayed Sport City
Arab Gulf Street, Sheikh Zayed Mosque
P.O. Box 398
1st Street, W 56

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 2 402 2762 –OR- +971 2 441 5780
Salutation: Dear Minister

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://www.uae-embassy.org/contact-embassy
Facebook: @UAEEmbassyUS
Twitter: @UAEEmbassyUS
Instagram: @uaeembassyus
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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