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Stories about United Arab Emirates
Despite serving his three-year sentence in March 2017, al-Najjar remained in arbitrary detention.
Mansoor was awarded the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2015. He has been jailed multiple times since 2011.
Mansoor is serving ten years in jail after a court convicted him of publishing false information and rumours on social media.
Al-Najjar was arrested over tweets calling for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Emirates.
Gulf governments continue to deploy cybercrime laws as an arbitrary legal cover to target target human rights defenders.
Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East
The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.
Imran al-Radwan is serving a seven-year jail sentence for calling for reform in the UAE.
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
"I have no choice but to go on hunger strike to restore my stolen freedom".
It is no longer unusual for governments to maintain a robust online presence. They understand well the power of the internet in forming public opinion and manipulating political discourse.