ICBU Accuses the UAE Authorities of Deliberately Killing the Humanitarian Activist Alia Abdel Nour in Custody

May 09 2019
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ICBU Accuses the UAE Authorities of Deliberately Killing the Humanitarian Activist Alia Abdel Nour in Custody


The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) accused the UAE authorities of killing Alia Abdel Nour, a humanitarian activist, under torture in UAE Detention, and because of denying cancer treatment and refused its release for cancer treatment after being arrested on charges of raising funds for Syrian refugees in 2015 and was convicted on terrorism-related charges in 2017.

Alia Abdel Nour relased a leaked video  from custody after being tortured and denied treatment. Doctors discovered that she had cancer after being recovered from cancer in 2008. A human rights organization produced a short film about the arrest of Alia Abdel Nour Elison in the UK and was considered a human rights icon.

ICBU confirms that Alia is not the only one that has been arrested, tortured and abducted, but there are thousands of detainees in the secret prisons of the UAE in Yemen or in the UAE. The campaign held  Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the full responsibility on the killing of human rights activist Alia Abdel Nour in the UAE detention jails.

ICBU said that the UAE authorities have persisted in their violations of human rights, where they still arrest and detain many humanitarian and human rights activists and foreign nationals in their detention camps and confiscate their belongings.


The International Campaign called for the intervention of the United Nations, the European Parliament, human rights institutions and the international community to stop human rights violations committed by UAE authorities against foreign residents in the UAE and to force UAE authorities to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighboring countries or citizens or residents.

ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the center of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in trafficking in human beings and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.