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United Arab Emirates: Further information: Detained UAE activists may face charges

, Index number: MDE 25/002/2011

Civil society activist and blogger, Ahmad Mansoor, and economist Nasser bin Ghaith, have now been questioned in Abu Dhabi by the Public Prosecutor for the UAE’s State Security Court. Both detainees were able to have their lawyer present who has confirmed that they have not been tortured or otherwise ill-treated. Fahad Salem al-Shehi, a civil society activist, has not been questioned. Amnesty International believes they are prisoners of conscience.

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