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Global Statistics

All countries
193,533,900
Confirmed
Updated on 23/07/2021 10:42 am
All countries
174,100,432
Recovered
Updated on 23/07/2021 10:42 am
All countries
4,154,327
Deaths
Updated on 23/07/2021 10:42 am

Prominent UAE Activist Alaa al-Siddiq Dies in London Car Accident | Human rights news

Alaa was the CEO of a UK-based non-profit organization that advocated for human rights in the Gulf.

Alaa al-Siddiq, a prominent dissident Emirati activist and rights critic, was killed in a car accident in London.

Alaa was the CEO of the UK-based ALQST, a non-profit organization that advocates for greater freedoms and human rights in the UAE and the wider Gulf region.

“With deep sadness, ALQST mourns the sudden death of its beloved and respected CEO Alaa Al-Siddiq on Saturday, June 19, 2021,” the group said in a tweet. “May he rest in power.”

His father, Mohammad al-Siddiq, is also a prominent activist who has been detained by the Emirati authorities since 2013.

Today, the capable Emirati researcher and honest sister, Professor Alaa al-Siddiq, left this world, while her father, Mohammad al-Siddiq languishes in the famous prisons of the [United Arab] Emirates, ”wrote Saudi activist Abdullah al-Awda.

According to Doha News, Alaa and her husband sought asylum in Qatar in 2012, where they had been living with their relatives.

The activist’s presence in Qatar and Doha’s stance towards political activists at a time when the UAE was cracking down on dissenting voices, led to a rift between the two neighbors.

In 2018, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said that a dispute between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates had taken place in 2015 regarding the wife of a political dissident.

Abu Dhabi had sent an envoy to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to request that the woman in question be handed over to the Emirati authorities, a request that was rejected by the Qatari ruler.

Although kept secret, Abdullah al-Athbah, editor-in-chief of Qatar’s al-Arab newspaper, later said that it was Alaa that the Emiratis were seeking to repatriate.

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