Urgent Action update: Verdict for human rights defender

On 31 December 2018 the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court of the UAE upheld its 10-year sentence against Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor. On 29 May 2018, Ahmed Mansoor was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges including "insulting the UAE and its symbols".

Take action.

Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:

  • Calling on the UAE authorities to quash the conviction and sentence and release Ahmed Mansoor immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, including through his human rights work;
  • Urging them, pending his release to ensure that he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment; and has immediate and regular access to a lawyer of his choice, his family, and any healthcare he may require.




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: https://uaecabinet.ae/en/contact-the-prime-minister

Twitter: @HHShkMohd

Salutation: Your Highness


Minister of Interior

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Zayed Sport City, Arab Gulf Street,

near to Shaikh Zayed Mosque

PO Box 398

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Fax: +971 2 402 2762/ +971 2 441 5780

Salutation: Your Highness


And copies to:

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Crown Prince Court

King Abdullah bin AbdulAziz

Al Saud Street,

PO Box 124

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Fax: +971 2 668 6622

Twitter: @MohamedBinZayed


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 pressuk@mofa.gov.ae                    

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


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