In light of the alarming incident earlier this month involving Dr. Khalaf Al-Rumaithi, a prominent Emirati dissenter who was abducted and subsequently labelled as a terrorist by the UAE, we at the Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK feel compelled to address this issue. This distressing event, signifying the UAE regime’s escalating cross-border repression, serves as a crucial reminder of the threats faced by Emirati dissidents globally.
In response, we invite you to join us for a webinar that delves into these pressing issues. This online seminar brings together a panel of international experts and Emirati human rights advocates to discuss the challenges encountered by Emirati dissenters abroad, the role of the international community in safeguarding their welfare and offering requisite protection, and the importance of resisting cooperation with a regime that jeopardizes their safety and security, even beyond its territorial boundaries.
This enlightening webinar will offer an in-depth look at the human rights landscape within the UAE, with particular emphasis on the intensifying domestic repression amidst an oppressive security system and sophisticated surveillance technology, which threatens the essence of freedom of thought and expression.
Our discussion will further explore the security intimidations dissidents face abroad, along with an extensive discourse on the wider risks endured by them and their families due to their opposition activities and peaceful criticism of the policies implemented by the ruling UAE regime.
Your presence would contribute significantly to this crucial discussion, and we look forward to your participation.
- Haydée Dijkstal – Barrister, 33 Bedford Row Chambers
- Bill Law – Editor of Arab Digest & Former BBC’s Gulf affairs analyst
- Ahmed AlShaibah- Emirati Human Rights Defender
- Kristina Stockwood- Campaigner at GCHR
- Sevag Kechichian- Gulf Researcher at DAWN
- Jenan Abdulsalam Almarzooqi- Emirati Human Rights Activist
Date and Time:
Tuesday 30th May 2023 |
13:00 Washington DC/ 17:00 GMT / 18:00 London/ 20:00 KSA
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