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UAE: Three Years since the Enforced Disappearance of Jamal al-Hammadi

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UAE: Three Years since the Enforced Disappearance of Jamal al-Hammadi

Jamal Al Hammadi, was victim of abduction on 20 April 2013 by state security services and last seen in February 5, 2014, in the State Security prison of Abu Dhabi.

 The International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) raised concerns about the physical and psychological integrity of Mr. Al Hammadi, as the continued incommunicado detention is usually used by the UAE authorities to dissimulate any torture and other ill-treatment.

The rights center recalls that Jamal Al Hammadi was previously arrested by the State Security Services on 11 September 2001 and arbitrarily detained. Afterwards, he was released. Then after, he was constantly harassed by State Security agents by phone prior to his disappearance.

On 20 April 2013, Mr. Al Hammadi accompanied his mother for a medical appointment in Al Fujairah, and when returning home, he disappeared. The circumstances of his disappearance remained unknown. The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at its 103rd session, held from 7 to 16 May 2014, transmitted to the Government of the United Arab Emirates under its standard procedure, the case concerning Mr. Jamal Muhammad Abdullah Al Hammadi, (A/HRC/WGEID/103/1, P.24, &188)

The International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) addresses an urgent appeal to UAE government to fulfil its international obligations and to:

Disclose the fate and whereaboutsmmediately and unconditionally release him
Inform his family and relatives of his fate and whereabouts as soon as possible and to allow visits
Open an independent and impartial investigations about his enforced disappearance and bring those responsible to fair trial
Ratify the International Convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance and accept the competency of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances

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