April 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Egypt's Primary Alexandria Court on Tuesday declared the nation's Supreme Election Commission is forbidden from accepting a nomination from members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for May 26-27 and the parliamentary elections to follow. The ruling came ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Two citizens from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received prison terms on Monday for their Twitter posts, which were deemed to be insulting to Islam or in opposition to state security. Musaab Shamsah, a Kuwait citizen, was sentenced to five years in prison for insulting the Prophet ...[read more]
August 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A coalition of international human rights groups on Tuesday criticized the trial and sentencing of more than 60 activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Last month the Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced a group of 69 people to prison for associating with the Reform and Social Guidance ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 16, 2011, a group of human rights groups, including the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), urged United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to cease the trial of five pro-democracy activists charged with publicly insulting UAE leaders. In ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court on Tuesday gave sentences of up to 15 years in prison to 69 out of 94 people on trial for planning an Islamist coup. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year for allegedly forming a ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged US President Barack Obama to press United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to act upon the worsening human rights situation in the UAE. Al Nahyan will visit Obama in the US on Tuesday. HRW's concerns are in response to UAE ...[read more]
March 26, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A coalition of international human rights groups on Monday criticized the trial of 94 activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The joint endeavor is led by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, the International Federation of Human Rights, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information and the ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday to investigate claims of torture and ill-treatment made by many of the 94 defendants in a trial on state security charges. While several of the defendants have raised allegations of ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday began the trial of 94 people charged with plotting to overthrow the government. The group of defendants includes unnamed doctors, academics, lawyers and other professionals arrested over the past year and accused of forming a secret network with ties to the ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court on Monday upheld the sentences of 10 Somali pirates convicted of highjacking a UAE-owned bulk-carrier ship. In April 2011, the men reportedly commandeered the MV Arrilah-1 as it hauled aluminum in the Arabian Sea en route to Dubai from Australia. The pirates ...[read more]

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