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Geneva, 28 August 2015

The International Center for Justice and Human Rights has been informed that Salim Al –Aradi’s health status is deteriorating day after day. In fact, Al-Aradi was suffering from severe spine pain before his detention, this condition worsened after spending 363 in prison, in addition to other health issues. The primary cause of Al-Aradi’s back pain is the harsh conditions in his prison cell. Besides, he was prevented to have proper specialized health care and we believe that if Salim’s health conditions remain untreated and he continues to be denied medical aid he is at risk of permanent and irreversible damage to his spine.

It is worth noting also that Emirati authorities launched a campaign, last year, against a group of Libyan businessmen an arrested many of them including Salim Al-Aradi, a Canadian citizen from Libyan origins who lived in UAE for many years. On the 28th of August 2014, Emirati State security forces arrested him in a hotel in Dubai while he was spending a family holiday. They confiscated his laptop and mobile and kept him in an undisclosed location.

He was subjected to enforced disappearances in unknown location. SoWe believe that as Salim’s location remains unknown until now and that he was not charged or put on trial yet, it is likely that he has been subjected to torture and all this is a mere try to conceal torture’s evidences and marks.

We are also very concerned about the health of Kamal Aldarat, the American citizen, who is the eldest of the six Libyan businessmen whom remain arbitrarily detained by the UAE State Security.

On 26th of August 2014, businessman Kamel Al-Darat was summoned to Dubai police station. Afterward, he was escorted to his house with many police officers who searched the place. He was arrested the following day in addition to his son, Mohamed Al-Darat, who was released shortly after.

The International Center for Justice and Human Rights asks the Emiratis authorities to:

  1. Stop the arbitrary detention of Emirati and non-Emirati without reasons
  2. Provide Salim Al-Aradi and Kamal Al-Darat the highest attainable standard of care as required by international law
  3. Release them immediately and unconditionally taking into account their deteriorating health conditionand transfer them to a specialized facility where they can have appropriate health care.

We also request from the Canadian and US governments to take prompt and meaningful action and intervene for their immediate and unconditional release.

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