Ahmed Mansoor is one of the bravest champions of human rights in the United Arab Emirates. Amnesty International calls him a prisoner of conscience - a person in jail for peacefully saying what they believe. © Martin Ennals FoundationDOWNLOAD PDF HERE
This man is in prison. But he shouldn’t be there.
His name is Ahmed Mansoor. Since 2006, he has been very public about his support of human rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He used his blog, social media, and interviews with journalists outside of the country to defend human rights.
Ahmed Mansoor regularly criticized the government for not always respecting the basic rights of their people. The government didn’t like the criticism. They decided to find him and put him in prison. He knew that could happen because they had already imprisoned over 100 other defenders of human rights. But the threat never silenced him and that’s why he was brave.