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UAE: Political activist detained, health at risk: Obaid Yousef al-Zaabi

, Index number: MDE 25/011/2013

United Arab Emirates (UAE) national Obaid Yousef al-Zaabi has been detained after giving an interview to CNN on 11 December. He had been arrested and charged earlier in the year after tweeting about human rights issues in the country. His whereabouts are unknown and his health, already poor, could deteriorate in detention.

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