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Mar 21st, 2017 at 7:27am
 
Particularly to EU after Qantas formed a partnership with the airline of a barbaric Arabian peninsula country.

UAE: Surprise overnight raid leads to arrest of prominent human rights defender

Amnesty International is appalled and dismayed at this surprise overnight raid resulting in the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor, a courageous and prominent human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates.

Following the arrest of human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor at 3:15AM local time after a lengthy room-by-room search of his apartment, Lynn Maalouf, Director of Research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office, said:

“Amnesty International is appalled and dismayed at this surprise overnight raid resulting in the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor, a courageous and prominent human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates.

“We believe Ahmed Mansoor was detained for the peaceful expression of his conscientiously held beliefs, and we call for his immediate and unconditional release.”

At around midnight, 10 male and two female uniformed security officials stormed the family’s apartment and carried out a lengthy room-by-room search, including of the children’s bedroom. They confiscated electronic devices and took Ahmed Mansoor away at around 3:15AM local time. They did not inform his wife where he was being taken.

Ahmed Mansoor does not have legal representation and, under UAE law, renewal of detention orders is a formality. Amnesty International fears that he may be at risk of torture or other ill-treatment in custody.

In 2015, Ahmed Mansoor was selected as the laureate of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/03/uae-surprise-overnight-raid-leads...
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 7:48am
 
oh that doesnt sound good.......

I doubt Qantas can do anything about that gordon...

anymore than we can.... I have no plans to fly anywhere......world outrage maybe...

there has to be a way decent people can make a noise about things like this......this man can disappear never to be heard of again...... Angry Angry
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You missed it, you inveterate foolish sot (yes that's me beginning to fire back.....)  because it never happened.
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 8:07am
 
I wonder what CULT is behind this?

Surely not the CULT of peace and charity?
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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:56am
 
You do realise that Ahmed Mansoor is an Egyptian muslim and that under Trumps laws (which you support) he wouldn't be allowed into the US
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:13am
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:56am:
You do realise that Ahmed Mansoor is an Egyptian muslim and that under Trumps laws (which you support) he wouldn't be allowed into the US



in that case Gordy won't fly American Airlines or Delta either
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Reply #5 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:16am
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:56am:
You do realise that Ahmed Mansoor is an Egyptian muslim and that under Trumps laws (which you support) he wouldn't be allowed into the US


More Australians should show their displeasure at that the countries national carrier formed a partnership with that lot
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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:17am
 

"Why I won't fly Qantas"

You've got your own hover-car?

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Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:28am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:17am:
"Why I won't fly Qantas"

You've got your own hover-car?



According to some here  Cheesy
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:59am
 
I only fly Qantas, I like the F.F.Points.
I also need to keep up my credits so that I don't have to pay for my Qantas club membership
23 years and still counting with no membership fees...........YAY
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