ICBU: UAE Tortures the Female Detainees in its Prisons

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ICBU: UAE Tortures the Female Detainees in its Prisons

28 May 2018

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said in a statement today that there were many appeals to the media and international human rights organizations from female prisoners in Abu Dhabi prisons, especially Al Wathba prison. The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain reported that it received a call from the detained Alia Abdel Nour in Wathba prison. The detainee said she was being severely abused. Alia was detained with other female detainees handcuffed, humiliated and searched by UAE police. They were forced to strip naked. Although Alia has cancer, she has been brutally tortured, whipped, assaulted. She has been broken in different parts of her body because of torture.

ICBU said the UAE was holding hundreds of political detainees in its prisons, including men and women, and torturing them. This is not the first time appeals have been received from inside UAE prisons. The boycott campaign called on the international community and human rights institutions to intervene immediately to release all political detainees and detainees from the UAE prisons.

The boycott campaign also calls on the international community to put pressure on UAE  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 and residents.

The boycott campaign 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.