The United Nations Human Rights Council has recently issued a statement expressing serious concerns over the extradition of Khalaf Alrumaithi from Jordan to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) few days ago. The statement highlights significant due process concerns and expresses worries about potential ill-treatment of Mr. Alrumaithi. The UN Human Rights Council urges the UAE authorities to ensure full respect for his rights and promptly release all individuals imprisoned for exercising their freedoms of expression and association.
Khalaf Alrumaithi, a well-known advocate for human rights and an activist, was detained in Jordan in recent weeks following an extradition request made by the UAE. The UN Human Rights Council’s statement raises questions regarding the transparency and fairness of the extradition process and emphasises the need for the UAE to uphold international human rights standards.
Concerns have been specifically raised over the potential violation of due process rights and the UAE’s record of ill-treatment and unfair trials. Human rights organizations globally have long voiced their apprehension about the treatment of individuals detained in the UAE for peaceful activism and exercising their fundamental rights.
The UN Human Rights Council urges the UAE authorities to respect international human rights standards and provide a fair and transparent legal process for Khalaf Alrumaithi. It is crucial that any charges brought against him are based on credible evidence, and his right to a fair trial is fully upheld.
Furthermore, the UN Human Rights Council’s statement calls for the prompt release of all individuals currently imprisoned in the UAE for peacefully expressing their opinions and associating with others. Such imprisonment not only stifles dissenting voices but also undermines the principles of democracy and freedom of expression.
The international community is urged to closely monitor the situation and exert diplomatic pressure on the UAE to ensure that Khalaf Alrumaithi receives fair treatment and his due process rights are protected. The UN Human Rights Council emphasizes the importance of a just and transparent legal process, not only for Alrumaithi but also for others who may find themselves in similar circumstances.
It is worth noting that the Jordanian authorities had issued a release decision for Khalaf Alrumaithi, acknowledging the need to respect his rights and due process. However, it has been revealed that the security services ignored this decision and proceeded with the extradition, disregarding the principles of justice and undermining the legal system.
The release decision, which was obtained by concerned parties and is attached to this news story, clearly indicates the intention to free Mr Alrumaithi, underscoring the disregard shown by the security services in carrying out the extradition.