12/20/2018

Urgent Action Update: Hunger-Striking Academic In Critical Condition (UAE: UA 183.15)


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.

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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 Ambassador

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