Urgent Action: Uighur man in UAE faces forcible return to China

Abudujilili Supi, a Uighur man who has been working as a muezzin – a leader and caller of prayers – in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was taken away by Emirati police officers and is at risk of being forcibly returned to China, where Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities are arbitrarily detained.

Please write immediately in English, Arabic, or your own language calling on UAE authorities to:
◼ Immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of Abudujilili Supi and ensure that his family and lawyer of his choice have access to him and are informed of his location at all times;
◼ Release Abudujilili Supi unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence;
◼ Not return him to China or another country where he would be at risk of persecution, torture or other serious human rights violations or abuses.

Minister of Interior
Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Zayed Sport City
Arab Gulf Street, Sheikh Zayed Mosque
P.O. Box 398
Abu Dhabi
Fax: +971 2 402 2762
or +971 2 441 5780
Salutation: Your Highness

Foreign Minister
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud street
Al Bateen
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Email: online at https://bit.ly/2ImbTw1
Salutation: Your Highness

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince Court
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud street
P.O. Box 124
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Fax: +971 2 668 6622
Twitter: @MohamedBinZayed
Salutation: Your Highness

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR SULAIMAN HAMID ALMAZROUI, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, 30 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 1PT, 020 7581 1281, email pressuk@mofa.gov.ae

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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