Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Ibrahim Al-Yassi

Defender of Human Rights

العربية
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Detainee Timeline

  • July 2, 2013

    He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with additional 3 years of probation

  • March 4, 2013

    He was brought before court for being affiliated with a secret organization

  • July 16, 2012

    The UAE authorities arrested him with no legal reasons or an arrest warrant

  • March 3, 2011

    Signing the third of March petition

Dr. Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim Al-Yaqout Al-Yassi, born in 1961, worked as Secretary General of the Executive Council in Ajman. He holds a BA in Educational Administration from the United Arab Emirates University, a Master's degree in Administration from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in Administrative Development from the same university.

He held several key positions such as
- Director of the Planning Department in the Government of Ajman.
- Director of the Dialogue Center for Studies and Research in Dubai.
- Director of Visions for Educational Consulting and Training.
- A trainer for hundreds of courses for employees of Dubai and Abu Dhabi police and federal and local government ministries in the country.
He is interested in writing and composing, as he published eight books about administration and social matters. 

His apprehension and trial 
On July 16, 2012, the UAE State Security forces Agency arrested Al-Yasi with no legal reasons or an arrest warrant. He remained subjected to enforced disappearance in an unknown place until he was brought before court in March 2013.
During his arrest, Al-Yassi suffered inhumane treatment. As he was brought before court, he appeared physically and psychologically devastated, indicating that he was subjected to various forms of torture and abuse in secret prisons run by the State Security Service.
On July 2, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced 56 people, including Al-Yasi, to 10 years imprisonment with additional 3 years of probation. He was brought before court as a member of the “UAE 94” group.
 

Violations against the detainee

  • The absence of any material evidence against the victim

  • Not investigating into the enforced disappearance, the victim was subjected to