Category : UAE 5

UAE blogger and activist beaten

Prominent UAE blogger Ahmed Mansoor says that he was beaten by an unidentified man on 17 September. Mansoor was attacked as he was approaching his car at Ajman University of Science and Technology, where he studies law. The attacker knocked Mansoor to the ground and began punching him, but ran away once people entered the […]

UAE: Activist deported to Thailand

The United Arab Emirates deported an online activist to Thailand yesterday, it has been reported. Ahmed Abdul Khaleq was stripped of his rights to live in the country as a result of his campaigning. His website included appeals for a greater public role in the UAE’s political affairs. Political parties are banned in the Gulf nation. […]

UAE 5 still face restrictions after pardon

Five political activists now released after being pardoned by the Emirati president still face challenges after their release. Sara Yasin reports

Jail sentences commuted in “UAE 5” case

Index on Censorship joins a coalition of seven rights groups in calling for the convictions of the "UAE 5" activists to be expunged

UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi's independence celebrations

Rohan Jayasekera: UAE 5 jail sentences a stain on Abu Dhabi's independence celebrations

International rights groups condemn unfair trial of UAE 5

Index on Censorship and six other international rights groups call for the five activists known as the UAE 5 to be released from detention and the charges against them to be dropped