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referring to Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor arrested in United Arab EmiratesPostedAmnesty International says it is appalled by the arrest of prominent human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor in the United Arab Emirates, fearing he could be tortured in jail.
Mr Mansoor was one of the last human rights defenders living in the UAE.
Amnesty said it believed Mr Mansoor was detained for the peaceful expression of his beliefs.
“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,” said Lynn Maalouf, Director of Research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office.
The father of four young children was arrested in the middle of the night at his home just a short drive from Dubai International airport.
United Arab Emirates stocks higher at close of trade; DFM General up 0.50%Investing.com – United Arab Emirates stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
Shares in Em Driving Co (AD: ) rose to all time highs; rising 8.82% or 0.75 to 9.25.
Shares in Finance House (AD: ) fell to all time lows; down 9.71% or 0.170 to 1.580.
Shares in Gulf General Investments Company (DU: ) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.77% or 0.008 to 0.445.
The worst performers of the session were Emirates NBD PJSC (DU: ), which fell 3.53% or 0.300 points to trade at 8.200 at the close.