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Political prisoner put in UAE solitary confinement after accusing Dechert lawyers of torture


Lawyer Karam before his imprisonment

Following our earlier news item about Karam al Sadeq filing a Claim in the London High Court against US law firm Dechert LLP and two partners in their London office, we are sorry to announce that Karam has since been denied access to legal representation and apparently placed in solitary confinement.

Detained in Dubai CEO, Radha Stirling commented, “The actions by RAK authorities to punish Karam al Sadeq and prevent his communication with legal counsel and the outside world in response to the complaint filed against Dechert LLP, is indicative of the collaborative and complicit relationship between RAK and the law firm; particularly in relation to the abuses Karam has suffered.”

It is against the law of the UAE to deny prisoners legal access and Karam continues to be kept in conditions that are against the UN Agreement on Human Rights in the Geneva Conventions.

“Karam Al Sadeq’s complaint is that his interrogation by Mr Neil Gerrard from Dechert’s London office was conducted unlawfully while he was detained in inhumane conditions in Ras Al Khaimah, including being kept in solitary confinement for 600 days,” Stirling explained. “Since he filed his High Court claim against Mr Gerrard, we have been denied access to our client, w