Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Khaled al-Shaiba

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Detainee Timeline

  • 21 يناير 2014:

    محاكمته للمرة الثانية والحكم عليه بالسجن سنة و3 أشهر بتهمة العلم بوجود خلية إخوانية مصرية وعدم الإبلاغ عنها.

  • 2 يوليو 2013:

    الحكم بالسجن على الشيبة 10 سنوات مع 3 سنوات إضافية للمراقبة.

  • 4 مارس 2013:

    إحالته للمحاكمة للمرة الأولى بتهمة الانتماء إلى تنظيم سري.

  • 16 يوليو 2012:

    اعتقله السلطات الإماراتية دون تهمة أو مذكرة توقيف.

Khaled Muhammad Abdullah Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi, born in 1951, holds a BA in economics and political science from Kuwait University.  Professionally, he worked in the educational, advocacy, and charitable fields, as he is one of the founders of the Counseling and Social Guidance Association in Ajman, and was the chairman of the association before his arrest. He is also one of the contributors to establishing the International Charity Organization in Ajman. Moreover, he is the host and presenter of the program “Before It is too late” on the Hayatuna TV channel.    

His apprehension and trial
On July 16, 2012, UAE security forces arrested him from his home as part of the security crackdown against those calling for reforms. He remained detained in an unknown place. His family could only see him during the extending sessions until the moment he was brought before trial in March 2013.
During his detention, Mr. Khaled Al-Shaiba was subjected to enforced disappearance and various forms of torture. He was kept in solitary confinement, where there is no bed or his personal properties. Plus, he was denied his right from seeing his lawyer.
On July 2, 2013, the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced 56 people, including Al-Shaiba to 10 years imprisonment with an additional 3 years of probation, on charges of belonging to an "illegal secret organization".  He had appeared before the court as a member of the group known as a group “UAE 94”.
A wholesale of violations were documented during the trial, including failing to investigate in his enforced disappearance, ignoring his statements about his exposure to torture, which violates the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT).
On January 21, 2014, in the second hearing, the State Security Court in the Federal Supreme Court sentenced Al-Shaiba to one year and three months imprisonment in the "Egyptian Cell" case. He was sentenced on the charge of knowing the existence of an Egyptian Brotherhood cell, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, in the country, and not reporting it to the authorities.
Al-Shaiba is subjected to various forms of violations in Al-Razeen Prison, where he is held in solitary confinement for a long time with no visits for no unlawful reasons. When there were visits, they were monitored and limited to first-degree people. His personal properties, books, papers, and more have been confiscated. He was denied his right to lodge an objection against the violations that he was subjected to, including insults, torture, handcuffs, visits and phone calls prohibition, and the denial of the most basic rights, such as having clean clothes and practicing religious rituals such as Friday prayers.
Being old, the frequent and humiliating night raids and the deprivation of the sunlight exerted a damaging impact on his psychological and physical condition 

Violations against the detainee

  • Depriving the victim of legal representation, as lawyers had been threatened not to represent cases, which violates UN Principles and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems

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