ICBU: The Detainee Ahmed Mansour in the Emirates prisons Declared Hunger Strike for the sixth week in Consecutively

Apr 29 2019
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ICBU: The Detainee Ahmed Mansour in the Emirates prisons Declared Hunger Strike for the sixth week in Consecutively

 

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said that the detainee Ahmed Mansour entered the sixth week of his hunger strike in the UAE detention centers in protest against the poor conditions of the prison. Amnesty International said Mansour was arrested and began a hunger strike to protest his detention, unfair trial, and keeping him without water or bed, suffering from severe isolation and being denied access to his sick and incapacitated mother.

Mansour, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for publishing false information on Facebook and Twitter. The charges against Mansour are the use of social media to “spread false information, rumors and false news and promote tendentious ideas that will incite strife and sectarianism,” according to the UAE news agency WAM. He was also accused of “damaging national unity, social peace, reputation and prestige”.

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