Tag: Nabeel Rajab

UAE upholds Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence

UAE upholds Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence

31 December 2018 – Today, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Federal Supreme Court upheld prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 10-year prison sentence. As a result of the rejection of Mansoor’s appeal, he will serve out his prison sentence in the Emirates’ Al-Wathba prison, where he has been held in […]

Cars drive past a street lined with decorative lights ahead of National Day celebrations in Riffa, south of Manama December 11, 2012.  Bahrain will celebrate its 42nd National Day on December 16. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) ORG XMIT: BAH14

A Repressive Holiday Tradition in the Arab Gulf

28 December 2018 – This post was updated to reflect new information regarding the appeal trial of United Arab Emirates (UAE) human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, which was postponed to New Year’s Eve. 20 December 2018 – Over the last several years, states in the Arab Gulf, especially Bahrain, have […]