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UAE must end ‘shameful’ harassment of prisoners’ families

Headline Title:  UAE must end ‘shameful’ harassment of prisoners’ families 17 December 2013 The UAE authorities must stop their cruel campaign of harassment against the families of prisoners convicted on vague “national security” charges, Amnesty International said ahead of a second trial against 10 of the prisoners that resumes today.Some relatives of the 69 government critics, who were jailed after a mass trial in July, told Amnesty International they have been bullied, threatened and stigmatized by the authorities in a bid to silence their pleas for justice. “These prisoners were…

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