In May 2018, prominent human rights defender, Ahmed Mansoor was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the UAE. He has been subjected to inhumane treatment, including isolation and denial of medical care.
Mansoor's only crime has been to call for the release of fellow human rights defenders and to urge the UAE authorities to end human rights violations. His imprisonment is a clear violation of his right to freedom of expression and his right to a fair trial. Mansoor's case is emblematic of the region's systematic repression of human rights defenders and activists, where trumped-up charges are used to silence dissent and stifle free speech.
The international community must stand in solidarity with Ahmed Mansoor and demand his immediate release. Any Government must be held accountable for its human rights violations and must respect the rights of its citizens to freedom of expression and association. The continued detention of Mansoor is a stain on the UAE's reputation and a violation of international law.
Sign the petition —Let’s urge the UAE authorities to respect their international obligations and to release Ahmed Mansoor immediately. The world is watching, and we will not remain silent in the face of such injustice.