The human rights group Amnesty International has launched an appeal for the release of Ahmed Mansoor, once described as “the last remaining free human rights activist working in the United Arab Emirates”. Ahmed Mansoor is being held in prison after a surprise midnight raid on his home in March. He had used his blog and Twitter account to speak out against human rights violations in the UAE.

Hours after his arrest, state-run media in the UAE reported that he was being held on charges of spreading sectarianism and hatred on social media. A week later, authorities said he was being held in a ...


There are approximately 277 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in