ICFUAE Launches Report of Fact-Finding Mission to the UAE
In 2015, the ICFUAE and ICFHR sent an international delegation on a fact-finding mission to the UAE. On the anniversary of the mission, the ICFUAE releases the report with their findings.
The goal of the mission, which took place between 16-20 May 2015, was to investigate human rights violations taking place in the UAE. The delegation was composed of three human rights lawyers: Georges Henri Beauthier from Belgium, Shabnam Mayet from South Africa, and Andre Seebregts from the Netherlands, and one British journalist who specialises in issues regarding the Middle East, Jonathan Fryer.
The delegation met with human rights activists, former prisoners, families of prisoners and a journalist while in the UAE. Despite requesting official meetings with the Federal Attorney General, the Abu Dhabi Attorney General and a representatives of the Ministry of Justice, it received no response from the aforementioned offices.