Urgent Action sad news: Prisoner dies of cancer in detention

On 4 May 2019, Alia Abdelnoor Mohamed Abdelnoor, who was in the terminal stages of cancer, died while chained to a bed in the Tawam hospital in the Al-Ain Emirate, after her health deteriorated. Alia was serving a 10-year sentence on vague and unsubstantiated “terrorism” charges, which were based on forced confessions. During her detention, Alia was subject to enforced disappearance, solitary confinement and torture.

Amnesty had called on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to show Alia Abdelnoor clemency and order her early release on humanitarian grounds as provided for by article 32 of the Federal Law No.43 of 1992.

 

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

 

This is the 1st and final update for UA 26/19 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde25/0333/2019/en/

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