ADHRB at HRC38 raises concerns over widespread torture in UAE prisons

On Monday 2 July 2018, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the Item 8 General Debate on the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, ADHRB delivered an oral intervention calling attention to widespread torture in the United Arab Emirates. In the intervention, ADHRB remarked in particular on the situation[…]

HRC33: ADHRB raises concerns re: enforced disappearances & debt bondage in GCC

On 15 September 2016, Erin Sigmon, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate, delivered an oral intervention at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council under item 3 on the Emirati government’s use of enforced disappearances & issue of debt bondage in Saudi Arabia Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Esteemed Rapporteurs, Americans[…]

Canadian Citizen Returns Home After Months of Arbitrary Detention in UAE

Salim Al-Aradi, a Libyan-Canadian businessman, returned to Canada after nearly two years of detention in the UAE. Emirati police arrested him while vacationing with his family in Dubai on 28 August 2014. He was forcibly disappeared and his family did not know his whereabouts until October 2014. The authorities did not give al-Aradi a reason[…]

Former MP calls on Canadian government to help free citizen held in UAE

Salim al-Aradi is a dual Libyan-Canadian citizen who was arrested without charge in the UAE approximately 17 months ago. The Canadian government is currently facing allegations that they have were aware that the Emirati authorities tortured al-Aradi and yet failed to inform his family. According to Dan McTeague, a former Canadian MP, the government does not have[…]

Prisoner Profile: Salim al-Aradi

Salim al-Aradi is a 46-year-old Libyan-Canadian businessman who runs a home appliance company with his brother in the UAE. On 28 August 2014, Salim was vacationing with his family in Dubai when he received a strange phone call at his hotel from an Emirati security officer. Although it was around 2:00 AM, the officer instructed[…]