ADHRB writes open letter to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ahead of Dubai visit

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) recently sent a letter to the Duchess of Cornwall regarding her upcoming visit to the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children in the United Arab Emirates. The text of the letter is as follows:  Your Royal Highness, On Tuesday 8 November, you will be visiting the[…]

UAE-Oman porous border contributor to human trafficking

Recently, several Indian migrant workers were rescued after having spent months in Buraimi, a small border town in Oman. The women were promised jobs as beauticians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but upon arrival in Dubai, they were taken to a house and kept by their traffickers for weeks before they were transported across[…]

UAE Supreme Court Postpones the Trial of Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith

On 17 October, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government postponed the trial of academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith for the seventh consecutive time. Bin Ghaith’s trial will resume on 14 November 2016 when the defense team will present before the State Security Chamber of the Supreme Court. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain[…]

#Tried4Tweets: @N_BinGhaith – Nasser Bin Ghaith

Emirati economist Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith has over 36,000 Twitter followers, none of whom have seen a post from him since 17 August 2015 – the last day he was a free man. On 18 August, security forces in civilian clothing arrested the prominent academic. Emirati security forces held Dr. Bin Ghaith incommunicado for eight[…]

New Dubai Police App Fails to Combat Human Trafficking

Despite recent efforts to curb human trafficking in the country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not accurately addressed the factors that contribute its prevalence. The Dubai Police have recently launched a new phone and computer app in order to combat human trafficking in the emirate. The app allows victims of human or sex trafficking[…]