Quarterly Briefing (July - September 2018)
The past few months in the United Arab Emirates has seen a deterioration in terms of the human rights situation. In May, Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Court sentenced the award-winning Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor to 10 years in jail for his social media activity.
In addition, the whereabouts and well-being of Princess Sheikha Latifa al-Maktoum – the daughter of the ruler of Dubai - remains unknown, six months after she was abducted by UAE and Indian forces while trying to escape the country to seek asylum in the US.
Meanwhile the United Nations have accused the Emirati regime of committing systematic rights violations and possible war crimes in Yemen.