Tuesday, April 4, 2017

UAE: Ahmed Mansoor, Leading Human Rights Activist at Risk of Torture - PRESS RELEASE

Amnesty International USA

Ahmed Mansoor, who was taken away at 3.15am, could be at risk of torture

Amnesty international has expressed fears for the safety of a leading human rights activist in the UAE who has been arrested following a midnight raid on his house.

"Amnesty International is appalled and dismayed at this surprise overnight raid resulting in the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor, a courageous and prominent human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates."

Lynn Maalouf, Director of Research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office