The following piece argues: As a deeply-tribal and largely homogeneous society that has also
engaged heavily both in state-branding and institutional partnerships in recent
years, the security crackdown in the UAE holds particular resonance, calling into
question the judgement of international institutions that bought into the
benevolent ‘images’ so carefully promoted by ruling elites.
Arrests continue, even just a few days before New Year's Eve:
The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GC4HR) calls for an urgent action: "Number of human rights defenders & activists in detention reaches 77 as brutal crackdown continues
The Attorney General takes further action into cracking down on citizens' rights to free speech: