Illegally arrested, tortured in a secret detention centre, and unlawfully sentenced to 15 years in prison, Ahmad Mekkaoui is once again detained incommunicado and faces a risk of torture. The AVT-UAE has...
Association For Victims Of Torture In UAE
Who Are We?
Founded in 2017, The Association for victims of UAE is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation which works to help victims of torture and ill-treatment in the UAE. Creating a space for dialogue between individuals who have been subjected to torture in the United Arab Emirates
Its main purpose is to combine efforts to fight against impunity, and to support victims in their quest for justice by offering legal assistance, raising awareness of the situation in the media, and filing complaints based on the principle of universal jurisdiction.
AVT UAE documents the use of torture in the UAE by gathering information from various source, including the testimonies of victims, lawyers and family members, UN experts as well as NGOs. It creates a network of victims and a space for dialogue between them.