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UAE: Omani Sentenced to Life in Tainted Trial

Click to expand Image The Abu Dhabi Federal Supreme Court.  © 2011 Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro (Beirut) – An Emirati court sentenced an Omani man to life in prison in May 2020, following what appears to have been a grossly unfair trial, Human Rights Watch said today. A family member said that following the arrest of Abdullah al-Shaamsi in August 2018, when he was 19 and still attending high school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state security forces subjected him to incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement, and torture. Al-Shaamsi, now 21, has depression and kidney cancer.…

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