The UAE’s Self-preservation: Imprisoning Democracy Activists, Human Rights Defenders & the UAE-94

Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) launched an international campaign urging the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to disclose the fate of at least 60 human rights defenders, civil society activists, and Emirati political dissidents known as the “UAE 94” group who have been arbitrarily detained since 2012 for their advocacy of[…]

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ADHRB launches a campaign to demand the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor 

Under the slogan “#It’s time to release Ahmed Mansour “, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) announces the launch of a campaign to demand the immediate and unconditional release of the Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, who is detained due to his peaceful human rights-related activities. The organization sent a letter[…]

UAE and the impact of spyware on human rights defenders

Introduction In October of last year, NSO Group, a leading Israeli technology company, announced that it would be terminating its contract with the United Arab Emirates. This decision was taken after it was revealed in the UK High Court that Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, was using the company’s Pegasus software[…]

Joint statement on the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime

24 January 2022 – We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) recent adoption of a new Law on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrime, which severely threatens and unduly restricts the right to freedom of expression (both online and offline) and the rights to freedom of association[…]

The election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi to the presidency of Interpol and the growing influence of the UAE over the organisation

  Mr Jürgen Stock Secretary General, INTERPOL 200 Quai Charles de Gaulle 69006 Lyon, France November 29, 2021   Dear Mr Jürgen Stock, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our deepest concern over the election of Mr Ahmed Al Raisi, the General Inspector of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Interior, to the[…]