Tag: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates: Lift Travel Ban on 2015 Finalist Ahmed Mansoor

Jimmy Wales Foundation supports the following statement that was issued today by the Martin Ennals Award Jury, calling for the immediate lift of the travel ban on 2015 finalist Ahmed Mansoor:   United Arab Emirates: Lift travel ban on 2015 finalist Ahmed Mansoor, urges Martin Ennals Award Jury   Ten human rights groups represented in the Martin Ennals Award Jury today called on the United…

UAE Five: The Brave Fighters for Freedom of Expression

In 2011, the pro-democracy Arab Spring was at its peak. Emirati activists joined the civil uprising and called for democratic and economic reforms. Despite the threat from their government, five brave activists initiated an online petition calling for the UAE President to introduce direct elections and invest parliament with legislative powers. In total, 133 UAE citizens signed the petition. In response, the five main activists were arrested by…