Dr Nasser bin Ghaith’s health has severely deteriorated. The prominent Emirati economist and academic has been on hunger strike for over 70 days in al-Razeen prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to protest the detention conditions and the denial of access to medical care. He is a prisoner of conscience.Dr Nasser bin Ghaith’s health has severely deteriorated. The prominent Emirati economist and academic has been on hunger strike for over 70 days in al-Razeen prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to protest the detention conditions and the denial of access to medical care. 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 Dr Nasser bin Ghaith’s conviction and sentence and release him immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly;
- Urging the authorities to protect him from torture and other ill-treatment; and to order an independent and effective investigation into his allegations of enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment;
- Calling on them urgently to transfer Dr Nasser bin Ghaith to a hospital where he can receive appropriate medical care from independent health professionals.
Contact these two officials by 31 January, 2019:
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 Fax: 1 202 243 2432 Phone: 1 202 243 2400 Contact form: http://www.uae-embassy.org/contact-embassy Facebook: @UAEEmbassyUS Twitter: @UAEEmbassyUS Instagram: @uaeembassyus Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 183.15 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES READ THE FULL URGENT ACTION: Word or PDF GET INSPIRED: Read about the people you have helped READ TIPS for writing effective letters and emails CONTACT US: [email protected]