Dr. Naser Bin Ghaith to appear before court today
Dr. Naser Bin Ghaith is scheduled to appear again on Monday before Abu Dhabi court on Twitter charges.
Emirati economist Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith has over 36,000 Twitter followers, none of whom have seen a post from him since 17 August 2015 – the last day he was a free man.
On 18 August, security forces in civilian clothing arrested the prominent academic. Emirati security forces held Dr. Bin Ghaith incommunicado for eight months, and failed to provide any information to his family in regards to his arrest or any charges he faced.
The Emirati government has repeatedly targeted Dr. Bin Ghaith and fellow activists for voicing dissent.