Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Abdullah Al-Jabri

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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 on charges of being affiliated with a secret organization

  • August 27, 2012

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

Abdullah Naseeb Karamah Al-Jabri, born in 1965, got his BA in Administrative and Economic Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University in 1991. He held several key positions including: 
- A financial accountant in the Ministry of Education.
- A research and studies supervisor in Abu Dhabi educational district.
- A business administration teacher at the Commercial School. 
- A member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Educational District, where he contributed to the development of programs Educational and educational activities in the UAE. 
- A member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Educational District. 
- A member of the School Work Development Committees.
Al-Jabri received several awards, including The Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence and the Environmental Excellence Award, and the Environmentally Distinguished Director from the Environment Agency.

His apprehension and trial 
On August 27, 2012, the UAE Security Service arrested Jabri from his home and remained in enforced disappearance until he appeared before court. It is worth mentioning that his family and his lawyer had known nothing about him.
During his detention, Al-Jabri was subjected to verbal and physical abuse and violations as the UAE authorities refused to release him on bail, and his health conditions were not taken into consideration, especially taken into account his suffering from diabetes. He was denied his right to proper specialized treatment. 
On July 2, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced Al-Jabri to 10 years imprisonment with additional 3 years of probation. He was brought before court as a member of the “UAE 94” group.
His trial lacked all the standards of a fair trial, which come in accordance with the international human rights standards. The trial witnessed many legal violations, including the failure to investigate into the legal infringements that he was exposed to such as arbitrary circumstances all along the trial. Also, he was denied his right to legal representation and to looking into the case file. His statements were ignored and no material evidence of the charges brought against him was offered. That makes this trial a mere mock that cannot be considered fair in accordance with the international law and conventions.

Violations against the detainee

  • The absence of any material evidence against the victim.

  • Issuing an unappealable judgement, which violates the victim’s right to have a double-hearing judicial.

  • Violating many legal guarantees for a fair trial, such as the right of the accused to appear before a normal court, or to defend before the judiciary.