UAE: One year after Ahmed Mansoor’s arrest, RSF and 20 other NGOs ask for his release

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Help by sharing this information United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternet capture d’écran / Film Portrait – Ahmed Mansoor – Martin Ennals Award Laureate 2015 NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News June 8, 2021 Find out more Ahmed Mansoor, one of the few sources of freely expressed opinion in the UAE, was arrested at his Dubai home late at night a year ago and held in an undisclosed location ever since, despite condemnation from UN human rights experts and independent human rights organisations.Ahmed Mansoor , recipient of the 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, was accused of posting “false information, rumours and lies” liable to damage the UAE’s reputation.One journalist and two citizen journalists are currentlyimprisoned in the UAE, which is ranked 119th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Please find here the English version of the joint statement.Signed: Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain Amnesty International Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) Article 19 CIVICUS Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia English PEN Freedom Now, Morocco Front Line Defenders Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) Human Rights First Human Rights Watch International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) Maharat Foundation Martin Ennals Foundation Moroccan Association for Human Rights PEN International Reporters Without Borders Scholars at Risk Tunisian Association for Academic Freedoms Tunis Center for Press Freedom Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights Tunisian League for Human Rights (LTDH) Tunisian Organisation against Torture Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), under the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Organisation News United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternet to go further Follow the news on United Arab Emirates News Related documents statement_ahmed_mansour.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 88.1 KBahmed_mansoor_statement_-_final_arabic.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 85.68 KB March 21, 2018 UAE: One year after Ahmed Mansoor’s arrest, RSF and 20 other NGOs ask for his release April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF_en Well-known blogger and human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor has been held for a year. Reporters without borders (RSF) and 20 other NGOs ask for his immediate and unconditional release. RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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