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UAE: Human rights lawyers among 13 detained as crackdown intensifies

Headline Title:  UAE: Human rights lawyers among 13 detained as crackdown intensifies 18 July 2012 The UAE authorities must immediately an unconditionally release two prominent human rights lawyers arrested in recent days, Amnesty International said.Dr Mohamed ‘Abdullah al-Roken, a long-time Amnesty International member and a well-known human rights defender and lawyer, was arrested at 1:30 am on Tuesday as he drove to a Dubai police station to report the disappearance five hours earlier of his son Rashid Mohamed al-Roken and son-in-law ‘Abdullah al-Hajeri. He was one of the defence…

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