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2,000 children's voices in support of Dr. Mohammed al-Roken
(Amnesty International 2015)

Dr. Mohammed al-Roken, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender from the UAE, was arrested in Dubai in July 2012 by the Emirati security services in the largest crackdown against human rights activists and political dissent in the country's history. He is still detained in an unknown location.

More information at https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2015/04/1000-days-in-prison-how-mohammed-al-roken-is-sacrificing-his-freedom-for-human-rights-in-the-uae/

"Trump in Dubai" VICE on HBO Debrief
(HBO VICE 2016)

Investigative reporter Ben Anderson’s observations following his report on Dubai’s migrant workers, including those building the Trump International Golf Club. Anderson describes the conditions endured by Dubai's migrant workers as "very close to slavery" and has this to say about western attitudes towards the emirate: “It's pretty depressing seeing how many western companies and tourists, all kinds of people, flock there and still describe it and see it as this paradise in the Middle East, ignoring what is right in front of their nose.”

More information at http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/watch-vice-reveals-horrific-living-conditions-for-migrants-building-trump-dubai-golf-course/

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Domestic Workers Trapped, Exploited and Abused in the UAE
(Human Rights Watch 2014)

Migrant domestic workers in the UAE are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations.

More information at https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/10/22/united-arab-emirates-trapped-exploited-abused

Ahmed Mansoor - Martin Ennals Award Laureate 2015
(Martin Ennals Award 2015)

Jury comments on Ahmed Mansoor, UAE human rights activist and winner of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders 2015

BBC News article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34459947

In March 2017 Ahmed Mansoor was re-arrested by the UAE authorities and is currently imprisoned in the UAE.

Pregnant and Punished in the UAE
(BBC Our World 2015)

BBC documentary report exposing the hidden persecution of pregnant women, including victims of rape, under UAE laws forbidding extramarital sex.

BBC News article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34616879

Freedom of Expression in UAE 2016
(International Centre For Justice and Human Rights 2016)

Animated infographic highlighting the suppression of freedom of expression in the UAE.

More information at http://www.ic4jhr.org/en/

Film Portait of Dr. Mohammed al-Roken, 2012 Alkarama Award Laureate
(Alkarama Foundation 2012)

Dr. Mohammed al-Roken is a prominent lawyer and human rights defender from the UAE who was arrested in Dubai in July 2012 and is still detained in an unknown location.

The Alkarama Foundation is a Geneva-based, independent human rights organisation that works with the UN to assist those in the Arab World subjected to or at risk of extra-judicial executions, disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention.

Find out more at http://en.alkarama.org/component/k2/1025-geneva-2012-alkarama-award-ceremony-highlights-dire-human-rights-situation-in-the-gulf-region