Hassan Munif Abdullah Al-Jabri, born in 1960, holds a BA in Public Administration from the United Arab Emirates University in 1981.
Al-Jabri held several positions, including Deputy Director of Abu Dhabi Region for Planning and Management from 1981 to 1994, and Director of the Executive Office at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs from 1994 to 2007.
Due to his affiliation with Al Eslah Society, Al-Jabri was subjected to harassment by the UAE authorities. In 2011, Al-Jabri and other 6 other members of Al Eslah Soceity lost their nationality without a judicial decision, on the grounds that he threatens the sovereignty of the state. They claim that he is associated with suspicious regional and international organizations and figures.
His apprehension and trial
The UAE state security arrested Al-Jabir when he was summoned by the department of passports. In there, he was given a choice between the Comorian nationality or to get arrested due to the insufficient of legal papers to enter the UAE. In response, he preferred to get arrested over losing his nationality.
As he was arbitrarily arrested, he was not allowed to have any contact with his family or his lawyer or informing them of the place of detention. Al-Jabri was subjected to enforced disappearance for more than seven months between 2012 and 2013, in an unknown place.
During his detention, Al-Jabri was subjected to various forms of violations as he experienced the denial of bail. He was not allowed to use his legal representation nor was he allowed to see his lawyers. He was kept in solitary confinement on the ground and with constant night light that cause him visual impairment.
On July 2, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced 56 people, including Al-Jabir, known as the “UAE 94” group, to 10 years imprisonment with additional 3 years of probation on charges of their affiliation with a secret illegal organization.
His trial lacked all the standards of fair trials, witnessing legal violations due to the absence of any material evidence against him. Also, Al-Jabri's statements that he was subjected to threats and intimidation to extract untrue confessions were ignored. Even though he was involved in official positions in the country, they considered his social activity a terrorist crime.