Film-portrait on Dr Mohamed Al-Roken, 2012 Alkarama Award Laureate, Alkarama Foundation
Member of the International Bar Association, Dr Al Roken is a prominent lawyer and human rights defender from the United Arab Emirates . He is the co-laureate of the 2012 Alkarama Award.
Dr Al-Roken has defended human rights and political activists for many years, most notably, the group known as the "UAE5" as well as the "UAE7", peaceful political and human rights activists who were stripped of their citizenships and detained for having called for greater civil and political rights.
Dr Al Roken was arrested in Dubai in the early hours of 17 July 2012 by the Emirati security services in the largest crackdown against human rights activists and political dissent in the country's history. He is still detained in an unknown location. He will be tried by the Supreme Court of Abu Dhabi along with 93 other activists on 4 March 2013.
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