Open Letter – UAE: Freedom of expression must be upheld at all times, not only tolerated during Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

February, 24, 2020 Tomorrow, the Hay Festival will kick off in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of prominent artists and writers from all over the world. This event was created and  has been organised...

Yemeni activist who exposed secret UAE prison network wins top human rights award

Huda al-Sarari at 2017 demonstration in Aden demanding justice for prisoners (Courtesy of Huda al-Sarari) Yemeni activist Huda al-Sarari, who helped expose a network of secret prisons run by the United Arab...

Britain and United States Asked to Investigate UAE ‘War Crimes’ in Yemen: Source

LONDON — Britain, the United States and Turkey were on Wednesday formally asked to arrest senior officials from the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of carrying out war crimes and torture in Yemen, three...

Arabic press review: Sudan’s sons recruited by UAE company as fighters

Sudanese protesters in front of the UAE embassy in Khartoum on Sunday (Twitter/@salma1siddig) By Mohammad Ayesh, 27 January 2020, Middle East Eye UAE company imports fighters from Sudan A number of Sudanese...

Shocking Details Of The Suffering Of A Former Afghan Detainee In UAE

A former Afghan detainee narrated shocking details of his experiences of arbitrary three-year detention in UAE prisons, which he described as more severe than previous 13-year detention experience in the...

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

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Our Vision

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.

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Our Mission

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.

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Stop Torture in the United Arab Emirates