United Arab Emirates: Incommunicado detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment: 'Abdullah Sultan al-Subaihat (m)

United Arab Emirates: Incommunicado detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment: 'Abdullah Sultan al-Subaihat (m)

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Index Number: MDE 25/001/2007
Date Published: 6 March 2007
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, UAE

Agricultural engineer 'Abdullah Sultan al-Subaihat was arrested on 8 February by Amn al-Dawla (State Security) officers, at the agricultural administration department in the Emirate of 'Ajman, which he runs. They took him to his house, searched it and confiscated a number of books, then took him away handcuffed and blindfolded. He has not been charged with any offence, and it is not known why he was arrested. He is thought to be detained in the capital, Abu Dhabi. He is held incommunicado, putting him at risk of torture or ill-treatment.


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