October 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Remains In Solitary (United Arab Emirates: UA 200.15)


Over six months after the arrest of prominent Emirati human rights defender and blogger Ahmed Mansoor, his whereabouts remain unverified. He has had no access to a lawyer and has only been allowed two short family visits. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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Over six months after the arrest of prominent
Emirati human rights defender and blogger Ahmed Mansoor, his whereabouts remain unverified. He has had no access to a lawyer and has only been allowed two short family visits. He is a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Release Ahmed Mansoor immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his human right to freedom of expression, including through his human rights work;
  • Pending his release, disclose his whereabouts and ensure he is held in an official place of detention and protected from torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Ensure he is granted immediate and regular access to a lawyer of his choosing, his family, and adequate medical care.
Contact these two officials by 16 November, 2017:

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: [email protected]
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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