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United Arab Emirates: Further Information: Possible Verdict For Human Rights Defender: Ahmed Mansoor

, Index number: MDE 25/9624/2018

On 24 December 2018 the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to hear the appeal of prominent human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, Ahmed Mansoor. The court may issue a final verdict. On 29 May 2018, Ahmed Mansoor was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges including "insulting the UAE and its symbols".