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United Arab Emirates - Mansoor and four other activists refuse to appear in court

Reporters without borders
The blogger Ahmed Mansoor and four other pro-democracy activists refused to appear in court during the latest hearing in their trial on 2 October in protest against its political nature. The hearing was the first one that journalists and human rights organizations were allowed to attend. Reporters Without Borders condemns the unfairness of the trial, which keeps on being adjourned in order to keep the defendants in detention, reiterates its call for the release of Mansoor and all other (...)

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