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Judiciary in UAE… oppression tool since Middle Ages

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The UAE authorities’ handling of the judiciary in the country shows that it uses it as an instrument of repression from the Middle Ages, not in the twentieth century.

The UAE recognition 2019 as a year of tolerance, observers assert that this is just a false slogan to cover up the bad laws and deal with prisoners and detainees in order to wash the bad reputation in the human rights file.

Human rights professionals monitor dozens of disadvantages to the legal system in the Emirates, including the arrest of many citizens in particular those accused of criticizing on social networks, without the presence of arrest warrants from the Public Prosecution, which is the most prominent defect confirming the failure of the legal system to adhere to the most important conditions of detention represented in highlighting the arrest warrant.

While the lawyer is supposed to be with the detainee from the moment he was caught, the authorities provide the lawyer during the trial! The detainee is held in solitary confinement for weeks, during which he is severely tortured.

There is no hard evidence for “crime”, and when detainees arrive at the court they complain that they have confessed under torture, or are blindfolded, but the court ignores these complaints and goes ahead with the case. Some prisoners do not speak Arabic and are forced to sign papers in the Arabic language that will eventually be a confession of charges against them; although the prosecution says that a translator is present during the signing.

The court issues the verdict on the basis of that confession and not on the lack of evidence. A single person’s confession can bring scores of others to the same political judgment as happened in the “Emirates 94” case, where the State Security Court relied on confessions taken under torture from educational expert Ahmed Ghaith Al-Suwaidi to condemn the entire group.

A law can be issued and the accused in prison. The articles of this law are applied to the accused, despite the fact that the incident occurred after his arrest. The rule of law is that it does not apply to the past, and this is what the jurists called the principle of (the non-retroactivity of laws).

In the Emirates, prisoners in particular in state security cases are not allowed to see lawyers or receive a copy of the case until shortly before the verdict is pronounced, and meeting the prisoner with a lawyer is very difficult. Usually, the authorities do not reveal the place of detention of the prisoner except rarely, and under pressure from a lawyer, he is transferred to a legal prison. The authorities prevent non-governmental media and international organizations from attending the court hearings. If the accused is from another country, diplomats face difficulties in meeting the prisoner or appointing a lawyer for him.

In order to justify repression and torture, the State Security Agency issued the Cyber ​​Crime and Anti-Terrorism Laws, and amended the Penal Code, and these laws carry very loose articles on criticism that can put a person in prison for decades and possibly execution for criticism on social networks.

Although the Federal Supreme Court in the country received scores of testimonies from those accused of being subjected to torture, arbitrary and solitary confinement, and remaining in secret prisons for weeks, and perhaps months, the court did not investigate one of these facts.

The UAE authorities prohibit the right of prisoners in state security cases to receive visits from their families or communicate with them, and this is a crime against the law itself and against humanity.

It is also imposed to remain in prison despite the end of the period, as the authorities kept dozens of detainees whose prison terms ended in prison on the pretext that they are still a threat, even though the accusations were related to criticism on social networks.

The authorities also deal inferiorly with prisoners and deny them basic rights to eat well and adequately, attack prisoners in their prison settings, and conduct raids on their sleeping places late at night. When a prisoner is forced to go on hunger strike to claim his rights, he does not receive it.

Human rights activists say that if the UAE authorities believe that their prisons are in accordance with international standards regarding the rights of prisoners, why do they prohibit visits by the United Nations and organizations to prisons and interviewing prisoners and detainees?

The legal system of the Emirates determines the relationship between federal and local laws in the seven Emirates, and it is clear that the federal authorities represented by the State Security Service permanently violate local systems.