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UAE/Prix Ludovic Trarieux: Call for the release of Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, Emirati lawyer and former member of the UIA

July 18, 2017

The UIA invites you to support Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken, by signing an open letter to the Emirati government drafted by the International Centre for Justice and Human Rights (ICJHR) and calling for his release (see below).

Dr. Mohammand Al-Roken is a prominent Emirati human rights lawyer, former President of the UAE’s Jurists Association and former member of the UIA.

He was arrested as part of a wave of mass arrests that began in March 2012.

In July 2013, after a trial that was qualified as arbitrary by observers, Dr. Al-Roken was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, of which 3 were in probation for “establishing an organization that aims at overthrowing the government”, a charge he denied in court. He was also banned from practicing law.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken has devoted his life to the defense and promotion of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of others, emphasizing their universal essence and indivisibility.

Due to his human rights work and his defense of lawyers and political activists of all backgrounds, over the  past 10 years Dr. Mohammed Al-Roken was the target of continual harassment and surveillance proceedings. He has been arrested and detained several times, subjected to a travel ban, and also subjected to enforced disappearance.

Every name countsso please add your name and the name of your function/organization by emailing  the ICJHR at icjhr.geneva@gmail.com.

For a detailed description of his case, pleassee the report below.


Saudi Arabia: 1,000 Lashes For Raif Badawi

June 16, 2017

Every Friday morning, a small group of us, sometimes three, sometimes five, hold a vigil outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia. We’re the most genteel and well-behaved protestors anyone could want, yet the embassy always posts a guard behind the railings, watching and monitoring us.

As they must be watching and monitoring vigils across the world every Friday morning. Because we’re not the only ones outraged by a barbaric, medieval sentence on a man who merely used peaceful words.

Five years ago, on 17th June 2012 Raif Badawi was arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities, for allegedly “insulting Islam through electronic channels”. Raif had taken to his keyboard and set up a liberal website. An action which would have gone completely unremarked in this country and many others.

It will also mark the birthday of Waleed Abu Al-Khair.

Waleed is also in prison in Saudi Arabia, a lawyer who represented Raif Badawi in court, and who happens to be Raif Badawi’s brother-in-law. A man who’s spent his life fighting the abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia. It appears the kingdom took its revenge by convicting him on charges including ‘striving to overthrow the state and the authority of the King’; ‘criticising and insulting the judiciary’; ‘assembling international organisations against the Kingdom’; and ‘inciting public opinion’. After all Waleed is a man who’s won the Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize; been awarded the Swiss Freethinker Prize and been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the 4th year Waleed will be spending a birthday in prison.





http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/evelyne-abitbol-/emprisonnement-raif-badawi_b_17121574.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.fr/presse/arabie-saoudite-il-faut-librer-le-blogueur-raif-ba (FRANCAIS)

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/evelyne-abitbol-/emprisonnement-raif-badawi_b_17121574.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/latest/news/2017/06/saudi-arabia-release-blogger-raif-badawi-still-behind-bars-after-five-years/ (ESPANOL)

UAE/Prix Ludovic Trarieux: Prix International des droits de l’homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2017 (Communiqué de presse)/Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2017 (press release)



Prix International des droits de l’homme Ludovic-Trarieux 2017

Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize 2017

Internationalen Ludovic-Trarieux-Menschenrechtspreis 2017

Premio Internazionale per i Diritti Umani Ludovic Trarieux 2017

Ludovic Trarieux Internationale Mensenrechtenprijs 2017


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http://www.uianet.org/fr/content/lavocat-%C3%A9mirati-mohammed-al-roken-prix-internation (FRANCAIS)

UAE/Prix Ludovic Trarieux: Jailed UAE lawyer awarded major human rights prize

May 27, 2017

According to Amnesty International, UAE lawyer Mohammed al-Roken's trial

A UAE lawyer sentenced to 10 years in 2013 for plotting against the regime was on Saturday awarded a major human rights award.

Mohammed al-Roken was among 69 people jailed on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government following a mass trial criticised by rights groups.

Awarding him the Ludovic Trarieux Award, the prize committee said Roken had devoted two decades to defending fundamental freedoms.

A former head of the UAE Jurists’ Association, Roken, 54, was arrested in July 2012, after taking on the defence of several government opponents, including seven islamists.

The prize jury lamented that Roken’s trial had gone ahead behind closed doors and demanded his immediate release.

Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa deputy director at the time staunchly criticised both the proceedings and the verdicts.















https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1054088/droits-de-lhomme-les-barreaux-europeens-priment-un-avocat-emirati-emprisonne.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/fr-page3.callplt2017.htm (FRANCAIS)

http://www.sudouest.fr/2017/05/30/bordeaux-le-prix-trarieux-revient-a-un-avocat-emirati-3489566-2780.php (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prix_Ludovic-Trarieux (FRANCAIS)

http://fa.shafaqna.com/news/386618/1396/03/07/%D9%88%DA%A9%DB%8C%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA%DB%8C-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%AF%D9%87-%D8%AC%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B2%D9%87-%D8%AD%D9%82%D9%88%D9%82/? (ARABIC)

http://af.shafaqna.com/FA/203177 (ARABIC)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/eau-page3.callplt2017.htm (ARABIC)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/sp-page3.callplt2017.htm (ESPANOL)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/it-page3.callplt2017.htm (ITALIANO)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/ge-page3.callplt2017.htm (DEUTSCH)

http://www.dsa.gr/%CE%BD%CE%AD%CE%B1/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%B9%CE%BD%CF%8E%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%B9%CF%82/22%CE%BF-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B5%CE%B8%CE%BD%CE%AD%CF%82-%CE%B2%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%B2%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF-%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B8%CF%81%CF%89%CF%80%CE%AF%CE%BD%CF%89%CE%BD-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%AC%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD-ludovic-trarieux-2017%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%BD-%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B7%CE%B3%CF%8C%CF%81%CE%BF-moham (GREEK)

http://beritakita.co/2017/05/28/pengacara-mohammed-al-roken-dianugerahi-penghargaan-utama-ham/ (INDONESIAN)

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2017 Dr winner of Ludovic Trarieux prize2017

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Prix Ludovic Trarieux: Le Prix Ludovic Trarieux 2017 est Mohammed al-Roken ( Emirats Arabes Unis)

le 27 mai, 2017

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http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/uk-index.htm (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Al-Rukn (ENGLISH)

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/case-history-mohamed-al-roken (ENGLISH)

http://www.advocatenvooradvocaten.nl/12599/l4l-award-on-the-shortlist-dr-mohammed-al-roken/ (ENGLISH)