- Press Releases
Letter (co-signed by Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) to UAE authorities condemning the sentencing of British PhD student Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment for ‘spying’ supposedly on behalf of the United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service.
At its 52nd annual meeting, MESA's Board of Directors issued a statement of concern on the deteriorating security conditions for researchers in the United Arab Emirates.
Letter to UAE authorities regarding the one-year anniversary of the detention of Ahmed Mansoor, an internationally-acclaimed human rights activist and recipient of the 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, and drawing attention to the imprisonment of dozens of other academics, lawyers, opposition figures, and human rights activists in the UAE.
Denial of security clearance and visas to two NYU professors scheduled to teach classes at NYU Abu Dhab
Letter to UAE authorities to protest the denial of security clearance and visas to two NYU professors scheduled to teach classes at NYU Abu Dhabi
Letter to UAE authorities to protest the ten-year prison sentence of economist, academic and prominent human rights defender, Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith about whom CAF-MENA has written several times, and to urge the leadership to intervene promptly to reverse the Court’s decision.
Letter to UAE authorities protesting deteriorating conditions relative to academic freedom and freedom of expression.
Second letter to Emirati authorities protesting the “disappearance” and ill-treatment of Emirati economist Nasser bin Ghaith and insisting that his upcoming trial be fair along with full access to legal defense.
Letter to Bahraini king protesting the denial of entry to Professor Abdulkhaleq Abdullah and the decision of Bahraini authorities to declare him persona non grata.
Letter to UAE officials regarding the August 18 re-arrest of Professor Nasser bin Ghaith whose whereabouts are unknown and has not been heard from since.
Letter to the UAE Minister of the Interior and Ambassador to the United States, and to NYU President John Sexton and NYU-Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom, protesting the denial of entry to the UAE of NYU Professor Andrew Ross.
UAE Officials Denying Entry to Kristian Coates Ulrichsen for Views De-legitimizing the Bahraini Monarchy
Complaint to UAE officials for denying entry to Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Co-Director of the Kuwait Research Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE), who on February 22 was denied entry into the United Arab Emirates “for consistently propagated views de-legitimizing the Bahraini monarchy.”