ICBU Condemns Preventing the Lebanese Mission from Meeting Lebanese Detainees in UAE Jails

Mar 18 2019
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ICBU Condemns Preventing the Lebanese Mission from Meeting Lebanese Detainees in UAE Jails

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has condemned the UAE decision to prevent the Lebanese Mission to interview 11 Lebanese detainees in UAE prisons. Witnesses said that the UAE authorities detained them in poor conditions, treated them brutally, tortured them and they were subjected to psychological intimidation. It is worth noting that the UAE does not apply human rights laws in the UAE and violates all international laws and tortures, arrests and abuses without supervision.

The United Arab Emirates has arrested 11 Lebanese on charges of espionage without allowing lawyers or any side access to evidence and charges against the detainees, but only stating that the reasons for their arrest are security, some detainees were arrested in 2015 and others in 2018.

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 Yemen 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 neighbouring 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 centre 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.