ICBU Condemns the UAE’s Provisions against Activists of Social Media Platforms

Apr 01 2019
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ICBU Condemns the UAE’s Provisions against Activists of Social Media Platforms

 

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said that UAE has sentenced the social media activist H.T ,45 years, 10 years in prison after being convicted of establishing several accounts on social media platforms “Facebook and Twitter.”

H.T was accused of “publishing information material from articles and video clips and false and malicious information that is unfounded and harms the UAE community and causes confusion, unrest and sectarian ostracism, and strikes at social cohesion and national unity.

ICBU said that the UAE government defies international conventions and treaties that guarantee the right of the person to exercise freedom of expression and criminalize arrest and imprisonment on the basis of expression.

 

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 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.