Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Khalifa Rabia

Defender of Human Rights

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Detainee Timeline

  • July 23, 2018

    He was kept in detention although finished his sentence

  • March 10, 2014

    He was sentenced to five years imprisonment and half a million dirhams

  • January 27, 2014

    He was brought before court

  • July 23, 2013

    He was arrested with no charges or an arrest warrant

  • March 3, 2011

    He signed the Third of March Petition

Khalifa Rabia, an Emirati merchant from Fujairah, was arrested by the UAE authorities on charges of belonging to the Eslah society.
Rabia was subjected to a large number of violations, including enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary detention without trial. For about 6 months, he was held in detention without any charges and without any contacts.
Although he finished his sentence 3 years ago, the UAE authorities still keep him in detention, under the pretext that he poses a threat on the society. 

His apprehension and trial 
On July 23, 2013, the UAE State Security forces stormed the house of Rabia, in Fujairah, arrested him, and then took him to an unknown place. 
The circumstances of Rabia’s detention are vauge, but he remained detained in an unknown place until January 25, 2014. Two days later, he was brought before the State Security Department of the Federal Supreme Court on charges of joining Eslah society. 
On March 10, 2014, after three sessions, the court sentenced Rabia to five years imprisonment and a fine of half a million dirhams.
Although Rabia finished his sentence on July 23, 2018, the UAE authorities refuse to release him and keep detaining him in the Munasaha Center in Al-Razeen Prison.

Violations against the detainee

  • He was kept in detention despite the fact he finished his sentenced without any legal reason

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