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Abdul Khaleq Abdullah admits that there are deficiencies in human rights and freedoms in the Emirates | A nation is tweeting out of tune


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A tweet written by the Emirati academic, Abdul Khaleq Abdullah, advisor to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, in which he admitted the existence of “deficiencies” in the field of human rights and freedoms in the Emirates, sparked widespread controversy.

“We have deficiencies in the field of human rights, and we have major deficiencies in the file of freedoms,” Abdul Khaleq Abdullah said in a tweet monitored by “Watan”.

He also added: “We must address this file and that deficiency with a pure and bold proactive national will, instead of doing so under international pressure and external interference. And opportunistic political blackmail, the frequency of which has increased recently ”.

Is what Abdul Khaleq Abdullah said a prelude to changes in the UAE? !!

The tweet raised sarcastic responses from the UAE and its ruling regime, and questions about the purpose of that tweet, which was launched by a person with the weight of academic Abdul Khaliq Abdullah.

The famous Qatari activist, “Boughanim,” commented, “Preparing in advance … for upcoming changes.”

Biden threatens Saudi Arabia and the Emirates

Biden had threatened Saudi Arabia and the UAE because of their gross violations of human rights and the war on Yemen.

Three complained Human rights organizations UAE violations of prisoners of conscience to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

In a human rights petition, the organizations urged international pressure on the UAE to implement restrictions to prevent Coronavirus in its prisons.

The petition was also submitted by international organizations to the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the regular session that began on February 22, 2021.

The organizations called on the United Nations to take urgent action on the issue.

And it demanded that the UAE authorities be reminded of their responsibility to take precautionary preventive measures to combat the epidemic in detention centers and prisons.

In the petition, the organizations called for the pressure to include the immediate and unconditional release of prisoners of conscience and freedom of expression from UAE prisons.

She also emphasized the absence of personal hygiene products and the impossibility of social distancing in the extremely overcrowded cells.

She noted her shameful lack of medical care puts detainees in Abu Dhabi in unenviable health conditions.

The human rights petition indicated the Emirati authorities ’refusal to reveal how they were dealing with the epidemic in prisons.

Detainees in the prisons of Zayed’s children

According to the petition, the release of 4,000 detainees in April 2020 did not include those imprisoned for their peaceful opposition.

She also confirmed that their family members were unable to communicate with their imprisoned relatives in the UAE.

The organizations warned that questions related to their health conditions are still unknown.

The campaign director, Sophia Kaltenbrunner, said that the first step is the immediate release of all prisoners.

She also indicated that this confirms the seriousness of protecting prisoners in light of this epidemic.

The human rights director warned that they were arrested solely for expressing their views, including the prisoner Ahmed Mansoor.

While Hussain Abdullah, Executive Director of ADHRB, said: “It is time for the international community to send a strong message to the UAE government.”

He stated that the letter demands the release of political prisoners.

Abdullah also emphasized that any decision less than that would exacerbate the ongoing systematic violations of human rights in the country

He called for the release of Mansour and other activists, with immediate measures from the UAE government and the provision of care for other prisoners.

The petition was submitted by: Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB). The International Center for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) and the International Campaign for Freedom in the United Arab Emirates (ICFUAE).

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