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Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

United Arab Emirates: Further information on fear of torture / fear of refoulement and new medical concern: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Mun’im al-‘Ali, ‘Abd al-Jalil ‘Ilwan

‘Abd al-Jalil ‘Ilwan was released around 20 August and deported to an Arab country, though not Iraq, as previously feared. Sheikh ‘Abd al-Mun’im al-‘Ali, a possible prisoner of conscience, remains in incommunicado detention. He was apparently hospitalized earlier this month. The reason for his...
Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

United Arab Emirates: Fear of torture / fear of refoulement: Sheikh ‘Abd al-Mun’im al-‘Ali, ‘Abd al-Jalil ‘Ilwan

The two men named above are reported to be in incommunicado detention in the State Security Headquarters in Abu Dhabi. They were arrested in mid-January following rainds on their homes in Sharjah, in which some of their books, documents and personal papers were confiscated. AI is concerned that...