The notorious UAE state security apparatus has refused to release Mansor al-Ahmadi, an activist of the student movement, despite the end of his sentence after seven years of arbitrary detention.
Al-Ahmadi was supposed to be released on the 13th of this month, but so far no information has been released regarding his release from al-Razeen prison in Abu Dhabi.
Ahmadi was arrested in October 2012 and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in the unfair trial of the UAE.
The continued detention of Ahmed is a form of arbitrary detention, amid fears of continued refusal to release him despite the end of his rule, as has happened before with a number of other prisoners in the state.
Activist Mansoor al-Ahmadi has been in al-Razin prison since being sentenced to seven years in the UAE 94 case. He has been arbitrarily arrested, tortured and tried by the State Security Department of the Federal Supreme Court in a way that does not accept any appeal without any guarantees of a fair trial.
The UAE authorities have consistently failed to release the convicts after their sentence has been terminated and have been unlawfully and arbitrarily placed in counseling centers under the pretext of reforming and rehabilitating them, in accordance with the requirements of Federal Law No. 7 of 2014 on Terrorist Crimes, which prohibited activists from the right to appeal against the decision to deposit and did not set a time limit for the duration of the deposit.
International human rights organizations affirm that the continued detention in Al-Munasah centers is a form of arbitrary detention, especially since they were tried because of their positions and demands for reform and freedoms.
In July 2019, the UAE state security service kept Abdullah al-Hajri, Imran al-Radwan al-Harithi and Mahmoud al-Hosani in prison and was not released despite the expiry of their sentences.
Human rights organizations demanded the release of activist Mansour al-Ahmadi without coercion on media appearances in order to deny that he was violating his rights by the UAE State Security and accusing himself of terrorism and asking for forgiveness, which occurred with the relief activist Abdul Rahman bin Sobeih and bloggers Osama al-Najjar, Badr al-Bahri and Othman al-Shehhi.
The alleged counseling centers are an additional arbitrariness of prisoners of conscience in the state and another means used by the regime to impose further punishment on those who oppose or advocate public freedoms, democracy and peaceful governance.
The UAE is preparing to host the World Summit for Tolerance in Dubai on November 14, 2019 and to receive government and international officials and organizations despite its black record of human rights violations, intolerance and repression of others, human rights activists and bloggers.