Ahead of the COP28 climate conference, which begins in Dubai on 30 November, Rebecca White, Campaigner at Amnesty International’s Disrupting Surveillance Team, said:
“It is no secret that targeted digital surveillance has long been weaponized in the United Arab Emirates to crush dissent and stifle freedom of expression. Prior to his arrest in 2017, human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor faced a string of cyber-attacks facilitated by mercenary surveillance companies. Known as ‘the last human rights defender’ in the UAE, Mansoor, who openly criticized the authorities, has been languishing in an Emirati prison for over six years.
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