The ruling regime in the UAE has a proven record of crimes and human rights violations, including the prosecution and assassination of dissidents outside the country’s borders.
Among them is Faiza Al-Buraiki, who had an unfortunate fate after being described as one of the most prominent opponents of the Emirati regime before being assassinated because of her demand for reform.
Al-Buraiki believed that escaping to Europe and obtaining refugee status would protect her from the oppression and persecution of the authority that fled her.
Al-Buraiki, wife of Sheikh Hamdan Al Nahyan, was one of the first women to demand political reform in the Emirates and end the state of exclusivity and inequality between the emirates of the state.
She was fed up with injustice and persecution in the state and increased pressure on her after the death of her husband, so she decided to flee to Europe, specifically to London.
Al-Buraiki arrived in London and succeeded in proving her injustice, becoming the first Emirati woman to obtain the status of “political refugee”.
She also began publishing a series of articles exposing the extent of corruption in the UAE and touched on the role of Dahi Khalfan in chasing her and controlling her apartment and the role of Ayal Zayed in trying to eliminate it.
However, she quickly found a tragic fate of her horrific assassination in early 2016, after a person who had hired her threw her in front of the wheels of the train.
Initial investigations conducted by the British police showed the involvement of the notorious Palestinian leader, Mohammed Dahlan, in the crime, as he had just had his job as a security advisor to Mohamed bin Zayed.
Multiple leaks showed that Dahlan supervised the killing of Al-Buraiki, according to an assassination plan he had drawn up with the controversial security official, Dahi Khalfan.
The British police investigation was proceeding well before a mysterious decision to close it was made.
Less than one year later, Al-Buraiki tragic fate was repeated with her son Mohammed, who died in London, and in a scenario exactly identical to what happened with his mother.
Later on, Faiza Al-Buraiki and her son were closed down to note the two crimes with an unknown name, and this ended the story of the most powerful feminist opposition in the Emirates.