Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Tariq Qasim

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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

  • July 19, 2012

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

Tariq Ibrahim Abdulrahim Al-Qasim, born in 1964, holds a BA in Sharia and law. He held several positions including: 
- A teacher and then director of the school.
- A Director of the Criminal Cases Department at the Public Prosecution.
- A Director of the Quality Department at the Public Prosecution in Dubai.

His apprehension and trial 
On July 19, 2012, the UAE security forces arrested Al-Qasim in front of a mosque in Dubai. His daughter confirmed that her father had been arrested, and they directly lost contact with him. He remained subjected to enforced disappearance until he appeared before court. 
Al-Qasim was placed in solitary confinement, which led to psychological distress. He, therefore, needed psychological and neurological treatment, but authorities refused. Also, they ignored his statements in light of his deteriorating health.
On July 2, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced 56 people including Al-Qasmi, to 10 years imprisonment with additional 3 years of probation on charges of being affiliated to a secret illegal organization. He was brought before court as a member of the “UAE 94” group.
His trial witnessed several violations including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, solitary confinement, and degrading treatment in Al-Razeen prison, where Al-Qasim serves his sentence under inhumane circumstances. 

Violations against the detainee

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

  • Not recognizing victim’s statements of being subjected to torture, which violates the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT), which UAE signed in 2012.