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22 Jul 2020

Skyline International

Twitter Suspends Account of Human Rights Advocate and Critic of UAE

Skyline International today condemns the Twitter administration's policies to block accounts of activists opposed to the United Arab Emirates, the last of which is for an official working in an international organization...

Twitter administration's behavior once again raises concerns over the impact of the global company's regional office in Dubai in limiting freedom of opinion and expression on social media...

Twitter blocked last Friday the personal account of the activist "Radha Stirling," who heads an international organization defending the detainees in Dubai, UAE [and of] "Detained in Dubai", without providing a single explanation...

Twitter suspended the other seven accounts related to her, noting that she had only received an email from the company informing her of the decision to close the account. Twitter did not provide her with any detailed explanation for this action.