Urgent Action: Eight Lebanese men facing an unfair trial
Eight Lebanese men were arbitrarily detained in the United Arab Emirates between December 2017 and February 2018. Some of them were forced to sign “confessions” that they were not allowed to read. They were all held without charge at an undisclosed location until their trial began on 13 February 2019. The eight men remain held in solitary confinement without access to their lawyers. Their charges include forming a terrorist cell and planning terrorist attacks in the UAE on orders of Hezbollah in Lebanon. Their next trial session is set for 3 April 2019.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 8 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince Court
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street,
P.O. Box 124
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 2 668 6622
Salutation: Your Highness
And copies to:
Vice-President and Prime Minister
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin
Prime Minister’s Office
PO Box 212000
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 4 330 4044
Email via web: https://uaecabinet.ae/en/contact-the-prime-minister
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR SULAIMAN HAMID ALMAZROUI, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, 1-2 Grosvenor Cres, Belgravia London SW1X 7EE, 020 7581 1281, email www.uae-embassy.ae/uk
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.
Please note that the best way to reach the target is via Twitter as we have major difficulty in getting valid postal addresses for Arab Gulf states. Social media guidance is provided in the full UA.