Tag: Female Political Prisoners

UPDATED: UN Experts Urge the Release of Terminally Ill UAE Prisoner Alia Abdulnoor

UPDATED: UN Experts Urge the Release of Terminally Ill UAE Prisoner Alia Abdulnoor

***On 4 May 2019, United Arab Emirates (UAE) prisoner Alia Abdulnoor died in custody following a battle with terminal breast cancer. On 26 February 2019, United Nations (UN) rights experts, including Dainius Pūras, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and […]

Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

Bahrain Continues Arbitrary Imprisonment of Taiba Darwish Despite Reduced Sentence

**Update: Bahraini political prisoner Taiba Darwish completed her reduced three-year sentence and was released from Isa Town Women’s Prison on Monday, 14 May 2018. On 18 April 2018, a Bahraini appeals court reduced the sentence against political prisoner Taiba Darwish from five to three years in prison. Darwish was arbitrarily […]