WJWC calls on UAE authorities to refrain from confiscating public freedoms and repeal recent penal code

WJWC calls on UAE authorities to refrain from confiscating public freedoms and repeal recent penal code

The Women Journalists Without Chains has called on the UAE to stop the crackdown on public freedoms, release prisoners of conscience, abolish the new Penal Code, the Cybercrime Law, and all laws that conflict with international standards, and with Article 30 of the UAE Constitution, whereby freedom of opinion and expressing it verbally or in writing or by other means shall be guaranteed within the limits of the law.

The WJWC founder, Tawakkol Karman, has said that the UAE uses its high and shiny towers to hide a dark record of human rights, and holds scores of people in detention under poor conditions, including the winner of the 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders Ahmed Mansour, Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, Dr. Muhammad al-Roken, and Dr. Muhammad al-Mansoori, in addition to a large number of Journalists, media professionals and writers. 

 

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