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Geneva May 18, 2015

We've just learned that the three sisters, Asma, Meriem and Al Yazyyah Khalifa Alsuwaidi, were released after three months in secret detention for tweeting. They have forcibly disappeared since February 15, 2015 and detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jails.

We're very happy for this great news, their release. We also call on the UAE authorities to immediately and unconditionallyrelease all other prisoners of conscience in the UAE.

We recall that the three sisters were summoned to the security forces of Abu Dhabi. Since this moment, her fate and whereabouts have remained unknown. Effectively, their family hasn't got any information stating the whereabouts of the sisters as the authorities refused to disclose the place of their arrest.

The disappearance of Asma, Meriem and Al Yazyyah Khalifa Alsuwaidi occurred in the security apparatus of Abu Dhabi. They were summoned to the police station in Abu Dhabi without charge or apparent reason for the investigation and detention.

Asma Khalifa Al Suwaidi was worked in social media office of Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak, Meriem Khalifa Al Suwaidi was the holder of MS in psychology and Alyazzyah, was the holder of PhD in cultural communication.

It has been reported that their enforced disappearance might be linked to their on-line campaign for the release of their brother, Dr. Issa Al-Suwaidi, the Former Director of the Abu Dhabi Educational Zone and prisoner of conscience, who has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the so-called “UAE 94 trial”. Indeed, he’s the one of the people convicted after this 2013 unfair mass trial of 94 government critics and reformist activists.

Thank you for all who have contributed to the defense of the cause of the three sisters and demanded their release. We naturally call on the UAE authorities to continue in this way and not to desist from violating human rights and to release all whose are detained or are subject to enforced disappearance because of political views or affiliations or human rights activities.

We also call on all international organizations and Non-Governmental to continue their efforts to ensure the human rights within the UAE.

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