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US: Intervene to Stop Campaign of Arrest, Arbitrary detention and Deportation in UAELetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
UAE must end arrests of activists.
(SALEM) - Authorities in United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested at least 50 Emirati civil society activists and human rights defenders since late March.
Observers say the crackdown has been steadily escalating.
Among those arrested for rallying in the UAE in favor of political reform, are two prominent human rights lawyers, Mohammed al-Roken and Mohammed Mansoori. They are among those detained in a spate of arrests and detentions.
Once again, voices are being silenced in the name of 'state security' and it is at this point, just like a broken record; it is being done under false pretenses.
It is more than ironic to see governments that actually practice state terrorism against their own citizens, endlessly blaming pro-Democracy activists for having links to terrorism, or worse.
Because of U.S. oil relations, the countries in the Middle east that discriminate at the highest levels are maintained as allies and their crimes and abuse of government power ignored for the sake of revenues and corporate profits.
Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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