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Rights group warns of security deterioration, suppression of detainees in a UAE prison

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Rights group warns of security deterioration, suppression of detainees in a UAE prison

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor raised concerns over “the serious deterioration of UAE run prisons in the Yemeni province of Aden.”

Detainees in the UAE-run Birohamd prison are subjected to ‘the most severe forms of physical and psychological torture’, warns the Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor.

The detainees have been living under difficult conditions, and have been subjected to inhumane practices for 18 months. As a result, they went into a hunger strike. Most of these are politicians or mere civilians, with a few fighters.

Detainees went on a hunger strike because UAE forces, who are controlling the prison, refused to allow the Public Prosecution and judiciary to interrogate detainees within legal and judicial frameworks, according to Euro-Med.

The UAE authorities do not allow detainees to be visited, even if by the United Nations bodies, which is a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law as well as human rights law, both of which guarantee prisoners the right to know the reasons for their detention, the right to counsel by lawyer, and the right to challenge their detention before an impartial court”.

Read Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor’s full statement: https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/2138/Yemen:-Euro-Med-warns-of-security-deterioration--suppression-of-detainees-in-a-UAE-prison

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