Saleh Al Dhufairi

Saleh Al Dhufairi

Location: Ras Al-Khaimaa, United Arab Emirates
25° 34' 3.0828" N, 55° 53' 28.7556" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 05 Mar 2012 and 20 Mar 2012

In his last tweet , Al Dhufairi (@SalehAlDhufairi) human rights defender wrote that he is being arrested from his house in Ras Al-Khaimaa on charges of provoking strife in the country, after posting a series of tweets, between February 26 and 27, criticizing UAE security forces. Dubai police issued a statement explaining:

"Dubai Police Spokesman announced that Saleh Al Dhafairi has been arrested on charges of incitement. According to the Dubai Police statement, Al Dhafairi has been accused of incitement through writing or verbally spreading ideas that damage national unity or social peace. The spokesman confirmed that Al Dhafairi will be referred to the Attorney General after 48 hours, stressing that the law punishes sedition-makers. He added that what the accused has done falls under the jurisdiction of the federal law."

Saleh Al Dhufairi was finally released on bail on 20 March 2012.

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