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Human rights report: gross human rights violations in the UAE

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The International Center for Justice and Human Rights issued a report documenting gross human rights violations in the UAE, revealing the falsity of the propaganda of tolerance in the country.

The Center indicated that in 2016, after the adoption of Decree Law No. 2 of 2015 regarding combating discrimination and hatred, the UAE appointed a Minister of State for Tolerance within the framework of a ministerial restructuring aimed at combating extremism and spreading the values ​​of tolerance.

In conjunction with the International Day for Tolerance, the Center stressed that the Minister of Tolerance in the UAE should seize the opportunity to end the repeated human rights violations that affected people’s freedom and subjected them to oppression in all forms.

He said, “Today, despite the importance of having a minister for tolerance, the government of the UAE is still violating its international duties and internal laws, which are required to protect rights and freedoms.”

“The Center reminds the Minister of State for Tolerance of the ministry’s mandate to spread the values ​​of tolerance, pluralism, peaceful coexistence, and acceptance of the other, and that the ministry has done nothing to prevent violations against political activists, human rights defenders, and bloggers.”

The Ministry of State for Tolerance did not intervene to lift grievances against human rights defenders, nor did it seek their release, despite the demands of international human rights mechanisms, the European Parliament and the head of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Center stressed that the continued tolerance of activists being subjected to imprisonment and various forms of ill-treatment amid a climate of impunity sends a message that gross human rights violations are being deliberately turned a blind eye, which makes the task of putting an end to these practices difficult.

“Therefore, the Minister of Tolerance is required to move effectively and urgently to prove the feasibility of his job in the state and his respect for the principles of tolerance and respect for human rights.”

The International Center for Justice and Human Rights expressed its regret at the continued imprisonment of 50 prisoners of conscience whose sentences have expired, and the UAE authorities did not allow them to leave under the pretext of placing them in “advisory centres”.

The Ministry is also expected to seek the release of human rights activist Ahmed Mansour, recipient of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, who has been in prison since his arrest in 2017 and to stop violating his rights and rehabilitate him.

The Center renewed its request to the UAE authorities to apply the principles of tolerance that prescribe the preservation of human dignity and humane treatment, apart from enabling him to release him if he did not commit a serious crime, let alone if he was imprisoned because of reform demands that do not contain any call for violence or terrorism.

The International Center for Justice and Human Rights called on the Minister of Tolerance to seek the release of all detained human rights activists, bloggers, and dissident reformists and for the UAE authorities to stop violating the rights of Emiratis and non-Emirati residents and to compensate the victims for the damage and track down those responsible for the violations.

It urged the UAE authorities to expedite accession to many international treaties that guarantee civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and to lift all reservations to the conventions it has acceded.