Two Years On: Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith must be released
On the two-year anniversary of his grossly unjust conviction, ICFUAE urges the Emirati authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith.
Nasser bin Ghaith is a distinguished economist and academic. Before his arrest, he was a lecturer at the Abu Dhabi branch of the Paris Sorbonne University.
Two years ago today, on 29 March 2017, a UAE court sentenced him to 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of posting material online “intended to harm the reputation and stature of the state.” The evidence for this rested on a series of Tweets in which bin Ghaith had criticised the human rights record of both the Emirati and Egyptian authorities. Read more