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ICFUAE Statement on Ahmed Mansoor 

We are becoming increasingly concerned about the health of the award winning Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor as he completes his fourth week on hunger strike in UAE’s al-Sadr prison.

Sentenced to ten years in prison, he has spent the last two years in solitary confinement in a cell with no bed or access to running water. This and his manifestly unfair trial, where he was denied access to independent legal counsel, has led the father of four to engage in an open-ended hunger strike, at great cost to his physical and mental well-being. Read more

Ahmed Mansoor declares hunger strike over poor prison conditions and unfair trial
UAE strip prisoners of conscience of their pensions

British teacher jailed in UAE for Facebook post saying ‘camels are treated better than humans’

A British teacher was jailed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a Facebook post which said that camels in the Gulf state were treated better than humans.

Speaking to The Sun, Christian Wilke, 40, says he spent nine months behind bars for an ‘electronic insult’ but was never told by the authorities what he had done wrong. Read more

UAE hire US hackers to spy on human rights activists and journalists
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