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UAE must end crackdown on dissent

Headline Title:  UAE must end crackdown on dissent 31 July 2012 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities must halt the ongoing crackdown on peaceful dissent Amnesty International said today.Some 35 men are believed to have been detained since 16 July – eight since the organization’s urgent appeal for at least 27 men issued yesterday.The whereabouts of all 35 are unknown, and they are thought to be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment which Amnesty International has previously documented in the UAE.The current wave of arrests started after a 15 July announcement by Abu Dhabi’s…

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