UAE: Amina and Mos’ab Alabdouli brought before the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court after months of enforced disappearance
Emirati authorities have brought Amina Alabduli along with her brother Mos’ab before the state security chamber of the federal Supreme Court on Monday June 27, 2016 on charges of committing terrorist acts according to the federal law number 7 of 2014 On Combating Terrorism Offences. Their right to have fair trial guarantees was violated.
On November 2015, the state security apparatus arrested Moza, Walid, Mosaab and Amina Alabduli and took them blindfolded to an unknown detention place. The state security apparatus prevented them from their right to appoint a lawyer and to see their family, which makes them in a position of enforced disappearance and increases the risk of being subjected to torture.
Moreover, on March 14, 2016, Emirati authorities released Walid Alabduli after four months of enforced disappearance without no trial. On 30 May of the same year, Moza Alabduli was also released and acquitted of all charges including the charges of “insulting UAE leaders and political institutions and spreading false information harming the country’s reputation”.
The ICJHR has highly condemned the abuses and violations that UAE authorities have committed against Moza Alabduli and her brothers and sister, which affected their personal safety, their freedom and their physical and psychological sanctity in flagrant violation of the requirements of the Convention against Torture and other international conventions that criminalized forced disappearances and arbitrary detention.
The International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) has also sent complaints to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances about the enforced disappearance of Walid, Mosaab and Moza Alabduli and the fact that they were transferred to a secret detention place.