Ahmed Mansoor

Mansoor was sentenced to ten years in prison and heavily fined in 2018 after being found guilty of defamation and "spreading false information online." He has gone on at… More

Tayseer Al-Najjar

On December 13, 2015, Al-Najjar, a Jordanian national, was arrested by authorities for a Facebook post in which he criticized Israel and the UAE. He served nearly four years… More

Mohammed Al-Roken

Mohammed Al-Roken

Al-Roken, a lawyer and human rights advocate who has represented numerous other activists, was tried along with 93 other defendants for anti-state activity and sentenced to ten years in… More

Nasser Bin Ghaith

Nasser bin Ghaith

After tweeting criticism of the governments of Egypt and the UAE, Dr. bin Ghaith was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in 2017. During his closed-door trial, the judge allegedly… More

Internet Writers Released

Internet writers Ahmed Mansoor and Nasser Bin Gheith were released on November 28, 2011, under a presidential pardon, a day after they had been convicted and sentenced to three… More

Internet Writers Detained; Fears for Safety

PEN International is seriously concerned about the detention of Internet writers Ahmad Mansour and Nasser Bin Gheith, who are facing charges for their dissident activities and writings. More