ICBU: Emirati Women Continue to Suffer from the Repression of Unfair Laws and UAE is Creating the Illusion of UAE Women’s Day

Aug 29 2018
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ICBU: Emirati Women Continue to Suffer from the Repression of Unfair Laws and UAE is Creating the Illusion of UAE Women’s Day

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has said that the United Arab Emirates continues to violate human rights, especially women’s rights and equality before the law. There are many women who are subjected to violence on a daily basis in the UAE and it has become one of the attributes of the UAE government. Sheikha Latifa was prosecuted because she expressed her opinion about her life, the life of her sisters, the life of women in the United Arab Emirates and the restrictions imposed on freedoms, inequality and lack of freedom to make crucial decisions. Sheikha Latifa was arrested, tortured and abducted by the UAE government. Sheikha Latifa is the daughter of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. The international campaign earlier warned the UAE against harming the life of Sheikha Latifa and called for the intervention of the international community to know the fate of Sheikha Latifa and to immediately release her from the grip of the UAE government.

The Arab Human Rights Organisation in Britain reported that it had received relief from the detained Alia Abdel Nour, who is being held in Al Wathba prison. The detainee said that Alia was being subjected to serious violations. Alia was detained with other handcuffed detainees, humiliating searches by UAE police officers. She was forced to strip naked. Although Alia had cancer, she was brutally tortured, her skin whipped and assaulted and extinguished cigarettes in her body, as happened to her fractures in different places of her body because of torture.

ICBU calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE 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.

The boycott campaign said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practised 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 human-trafficking  and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.