Secret trial of activists in UAE called “flagrantly unfair” by human rights groups

Human rights groups: UAE trial ‘flagrantly unfair’
Families of detainees outside court building – picture from #uaedetainees(04/03/13)

A coalition of international human rights groups has released a report criticising the trial of 94 activists in the United Arab Emirates.

The report describes the proceedings as being in “flagrant disregard of fair trial guarantees”.

It cites what it says is the failure by the judge to investigate “credible” allegations of torture of defendants.

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