United Arab Emirates crackdown on dissent

This video is called Human rights in Dubai. Workers’ rights UAE. Human right violations.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Elected members of board replaced

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The president of the Jurists Association says that the authorities have replaced its board as part of a crackdown on reform movements.

Mohammed al-Roken said that he received a hand-delivered note from officials dismissing 11 elected members of the association’s board and replacing them with state-appointed substitutes.

The decision appears linked to efforts to silence calls for democratic reforms. The association had posted a legal framework for possible elections.

Tomorrow, Sunday 24 April, 3pm, Beursplein square, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: solidarity demonstration with pro-democracy movement in Morocco.

Woman seeks divorce from ‘gay’ husband in UAE: here.

11 thoughts on “United Arab Emirates crackdown on dissent

  1. UAE activists suspected of incitement, insults

    Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:18pm GMT

    * Activists suspected of insulting the president

    * First statement of possible charges against activists

    DUBAI, April, 25 (Reuters) – Five political activists arrested in the United Arab Emirates this month are suspected of incitement to disobey the law and insulting the Gulf country’s leadership, the state news agency WAM said on Monday.

    Quoting the attorney general, WAM said the five activists in preventive detention were being investigated for inciting “acts that threaten state security and public order”, and “insulting the president, vice president and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi”.

    With generous government spending programmes and per capita income of $47,000, among the world’s highest, the UAE has not seen the kind of mass pro-democracy protests that have swept the rest of the Arab world and toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt. But the activists’ case shows its sensitivity to political criticism.

    Gulf-based websites reported that one of the detained men, blogger Ahmed Mansoor, described a visit by top UAE officials to less wealthy members of the seven-emirates federation as an “economic bribe”.

    Another, Nasser bin Ghaith, a lecturer at the Abu Dhabi branch of France’s Sorbonne University, published an article criticising what he called Gulf states’ attempt to avoid political reform by buying off their populaces. (Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

    © Thomson Reuters 2011 All rights reserved


  2. Pingback: UAE dictatorship oppresses opposition | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Saudi death penalty angers Indonesia | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Emirates dictatorship recognizes Libyan rebels | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Chicago sexual abuse cop free, victim arrested | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Blackwater mercenaries for UAE dictatorship | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: United Arab Emirates, dictatorship and US ally | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Kuwait, dictatorship and United States ally | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Bahrain dictatorship, US allies | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Bloody Bahrain royal at British royal wedding | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Bahrain regime crackdown again | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.