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United Arab Emirates (UAE) refuses to release online activist Osama al-Najjar , despite his sentence expiration

HomePress releases United Arab Emirates (UAE) refuses to release online activist Osama al-Najjar , despite his sentence expiration United Arab Emirates (UAE) refuses to release online activist Osama al-Najjar , despite his sentence expiration

United Arab Emirates (UAE) refuses to release online activist Osama al-Najjar , despite his sentence expiration

The Emirates Center for Human Rights (ECHR) calls on the UAE authorities to immediately release online activist Osama Al-Najjar that he has already  served three quarters of his sentence.

 

The 27-year-old Osama Al-Najjar was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 500,000 Emirati Dirham for his online activities in defense of human rights in UAE and his father Hossain Al-Najjar who is unfairly jailed as part of UAE 94 trial.

On 17 March 2014, UAE security forces violently arrested Osama Al-Najjar .Since then, he was tortured and jailed amid very difficult detention conditions .A fine of 500,000 Emirati Dirham was also imposed on Al-Najjar for posting tweets in support of his father who is currently serving an 11-year-term for his human rights activities.

UAE authorities illegally and unfairly continue to refuse to release   Al-Najjar .

Human rights organizations have reportedly documented human rights violations against prisoners of opinion in UAE jails including Al-Najjar and hid his father.

 

Therefore, ECHR calls in light of the continued and systematic violations practiced at the hands of UAE security forces:

- To immediately and unconditionally release Al-Najjar and drop all charges against him.

-To open an independent investigation into Al-Najjar torture allegation.

-To stop persecution against human rights defenders and online activists.

 

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