06/04/2018

Urgent Action Update: Ahmed Mansoor Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment (United Arab Emirates: UA 200.15)


On 29 May, the State Security Chamber of the Federal Appeal Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sentenced prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor to 10 years in prison and a fine of 1,000,000 Emirati Dirham on charges including “insulting the UAE and its symbols.” He is a prisoner of conscience.

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On 29 May, the State Security Chamber of the Federal Appeal Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sentenced prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor to 10 years in prison and a fine of 1,000,000 Emirati Dirham on charges including “insulting the UAE and its symbols.” He is a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the UAE authorities to quash the conviction and sentence and release Ahmed Mansoor immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, including through his human rights work;
  • Urging them to disclose, pending his release, his exact whereabouts, and ensure that he is held in an official place of detention and he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment;
  • Calling on them to ensure he has immediate and regular access to a lawyer of his choosing, his family, and any healthcare he may require.
Contact these two officials by 16 July, 2018:
Vice-President and Prime Minister
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin
Rashid al-Maktoum
Prime Minister’s Office
PO Box 212000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 4 330 4044
Email via web: https://uaecabinet.ae/en/contact-the-prime-minister
Twitter: @HHShkMohd
Salutation: Your Highness


Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba,
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
3522 International Court, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 243 2400 I Fax: 1 202 243 2432
Contact form: http://www.uae-embassy.org/contact-embassy
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 200.15
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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