04/13/2018

Urgent Action Update: Prisoner of Conscience on Trial (United Arab Emirates: UA 200.15)


On 11 April 2018, prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor appeared before a court in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his second trial session. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience.

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On 11 April 2018, prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor appeared before a court in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his second trial session. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the UAE authorities to 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 information about the stage of his trial, and ensure that he is held in an official place of detention and he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Urging them to ensure he is granted immediate and regular access to a lawyer, his family, and any medical care he may require.
Contact these two officials by 25 May, 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
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