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Urgent Action update: Prisoner of conscience ends hunger strike

Human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor ended a month-long hunger strike in mid-April. Since then, his detention conditions have slightly improved, as he was allowed family visits and a phone call to his mother. However, since his arrest on 20 March 2017, Ahmed Mansour remains in solitary confinement without a bed or access to running water.  

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:


Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 
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 Excellency


And copies to: 

Vice-President and Prime Minister
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin 
Rashid al-Maktoum
Prime Minister’s Office
PO Box 212000 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax: +971 4 330 4044
Email via web: 
Twitter: @HHShkMohd


Please note that we are recommending delivery by making a PDF of the letter, or scanning a printed copy, and posting it as an image Tweeted at the official’s individual Twitter account. This is a bit of an experiment because we have major difficulty in getting valid postal addresses for Arab Gulf states. 

Twitter offers some advantages in that we can be sure the message is transmitted, even if we can’t make the target read it, and in its public nature, which makes it possible that critical Tweets might be noticed if the target is concerned with his public image. 

The UAE government also prioritises social media engagement for its own brand image. 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His Excellency MR SULAIMAN HAMID Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 1-2 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EF 020 7581 1281 Fax 020 7581 9616

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

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