Tag: UAE

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

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

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 mental health, Nils Melzer, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and Fionnuala Ní […]

The GCC Qatar Crisis and the Arrest of Tourist Ali Issa Ahmad

The GCC Qatar Crisis and the Arrest of Tourist Ali Issa Ahmad

On 22 January 2019, 26-year-old British tourist Ali Issa Ahmad was reportedly arrested and beaten by United Arab Emirates (UAE) security officials for sporting a Qatar soccer shirt during the Asian Cup match between Iraq and Qatar in the UAE. Ahmad was unaware of UAE’s policy that anything that could […]

HRC40 Written Statement – Human Rights and the War in Yemen

HRC40 Written Statement – Human Rights and the War in Yemen

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over ongoing war in Yemen and the role of Saudi-led and Emirati-led coalition forces in committing human rights […]

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

HRC40 Written Statement: The Targeting of Human Rights Defenders in the GCC

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over the targeting of Human Rights Defenders in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Continue reading for the text of the statement or […]