New recording reveals squalid conditions inside UAE jails
The International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) has recently received a recording of Emirati prisoner Amina al-Alabdouli, in which she describes her experiences of torture in Al-Wathba prison in Abu Dhabi.
Amina appeals to human rights organisations to intervene in order to stop instances of torture and human rights violations that happen in the secrecy of women’s prison.
Amina says that she has faced severe torture in Al-Wathba prison and has reached out to the Ministry of the Interior, the Attorney General and the Security services to transfer her but no one has paid attention to her pleas. Hence, she appeals to human rights organisations to help her.
Over the past few weeks, the 36-year-old prisoner spoke in another letter smuggled out of the prison of the torture she suffered prior to being sentenced to five years for her online activities. During her interrogation, Amina said she was beaten, held in solitary confinement, and coerced into signing a forced confession.
Amina was arrested in 2015 by the State Security Service and tried before the Federal Supreme court on 27th June 2016. She was sentenced to 5 years in prison, fined 500,000 dirhams, for her tweets in tribute to her father who died in Syria.
Listen to the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YAww4zauM&feature=youtu.be