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United Arab Emirates: Further Information: Prisoner of Conscience Held In Dire Conditions: Ahmed Mansoor

, Index number: MDE 25/1590/2019

On 7 September 2019, human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor went on hunger strike to protest his detention conditions, and after prison guards beat him. He remained on strike at least until the end of October, with signs of deteriorating health. His conditions have not improved as he remains in solitary confinement, without a mattress or access to fresh air, since his arrest on 20 March 2017.