Imprisonment in itself is a very torturous word, and its meaning further intensifies if you are lodged in prisons on the contrary to the Law and Judicial decisions of the highest Court in the country. This site brings you word-to-word account of what goes behind the walls of some of famous (infamous) prisons of UAE.
Lots of blogs and websites have been dedicated to the inmates lodged at various prisons across the world. There are very few chronicles which document the life of prisoners lodged in various jails across United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The articles on lives of inmates lodged in UAE prison will be updated from here on. There have been many written accounts about foreigners and locals languishing in UAE jails. Some people claim that many of these accounts actually fabricated or exaggerated in order to grab international attention. This criticism may be true up to some extent, but still we wouldn’t want anyone to go through such experiences.
The articles published on this website depict unbiased and true accounts of life in the UAE prisons. None of the facts are exaggerated, and none of the stories have been tailored in order to dramatize the experiences. All these articles are the one-on-one account of prison life as told by people who have served in the prisons of United Arab Emirates.
The articles are not restricted to any particular prison or any particular person. We will be adding accounts of life of prisoners who are currently lodged in some of the UAE prisons as well some who have already served their terms in contrary to the UAE Law.
AN INTRODUCTION – JABIR’S CASE:-
The right to livelihood cannot be subjected to individual fancies of the person in authority.
In sharp contrast with countries abiding by the Rule of Law, those who live and work in the UAE do not have the protection of Law. Those who have access to the corridors of power can violate the Law with impurity. Due to various considerations, economic and political, the countries from where people migrate do not protect their citizens.
Here in this case, the UAE authority cowardly committed cruelty and discrimination against a victim of police brutality. On the other hand, both the courts in Abu Dhabi, including Supreme Court, the legal court of appeal, were fully satisfied and praised the conduct of the victim throughout the judicial proceedings.
The offending State of UAE which is responsible vicariously for the crimes, torts and other illegal actions of its officials. The right to livelihood cannot be subjected to individual fancies of the person in authority. (Full Text)