UAE: YARPTI CALLS FOR RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AHMED MANSOOR

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Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative  (YARPTI) is alarmed to hear the news that the United Arab Emirate authorities have detained prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor. At around midnight, 10 male and two female uniformed security officials stormed the family’s apartment and carried out a lengthy room-by-room search, including of the children’s bedroom. They confiscated electronic devices and took Ahmed Mansoor away . They did not inform his wife where he was being taken.

We join the human rights community to condemn this overnight raid resulting in the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor and we call for his immediate and unconditional release

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