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United Arab Emirates: Prisoner Dies of Cancer in Detention: Alia Abdelnoor Mohamed Abdelnoor

Index Number: MDE 25/0333/2019

On 4 May 2019, Alia Abdelnoor Mohamed Abdelnoor, who was in the terminal stages of cancer, died while chained to a bed in the Tawam hospital in Al-Ain, after her health deteriorated. Alia was serving a 10-year sentence on vague and unsubstantiated “terrorism” charges, and which were based on forced confessions. During her detention, Alia was subjected to enforced disappearance, solitary confinement and torture.

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