Emirati authorities have silenced the voice of human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, who is enduring a ten-year prison term for daring to share his political opinions on social media.
Mansoor, 51, is an engineer and a father of four. He was first detained by Emirati authorities in 2017 and then convicted of “publishing false information, rumours, and lies about the UAE”.
In prison, he has faced poor conditions, including being held in solitary confinement and in a cold cell. He has been denied a lawyer for more than a year and the trial that convicted him was closed. Now, he is even denied family visits.
Punishing Mansoor in this way for practicing his right to freedom of expression exposes how UAE authorities disrespect citizens’ fundamental human rights for their own benefit.
You are invited to an online seminar to discuss the case of Ahmed Mansoor, which will offer various perspectives from human rights activists and campaigners on the background to his detention and what campaigners can do to fight for his freedom.
Former USA Associate Deputy Attorney General
British human rights lawyer
Maggie Mitchell Salem
Senior Resident Director- National Democratic Institute in Washington
Former detainee in the UAE and Witness of Ahmed Mansour situation
Ahmed Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi
President of the International Institute for Studies and Development
Politics professor, University of San Francisco – human rights activist
Senior Researcher, Middle East Monitor
Date and time:
Monday, August 9th, 2021
18:00 – 20:00 London GMT
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Meeting ID: 810 8864 7121