The UAE has claimed the recent allegations related to Ahmad Mansour’s “hunger strike” as “false”. The government also claimed that he is getting regular meals, provided all necessary medical examinations and is generally in good health.

This came in a statement issued by the UAE’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in response to the false pretenses that Mansour remains on a hunger strike.

In the statement, it was said that Mansor underwent various medical examinations in April and in prison his family members regularly used to visit him,  in line with the standard rules and regulations followed by punitive and correctional institutions.

“Mansour was twice visited by his family in April 2019 and his family is fully aware of his medical condition,” the statement added.

The statement further said, “The UAE’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has learned about the statement issued by the Human Rights Council Special Procedures on May 7 on Mr. Ahmad Mansour. Accordingly, the Mission indicates that the UAE has refuted all allegations involving Ahmad Mansour’s case, dismissing them as false and unsubstantiated pretenses propagated by non-governmental organizations in their reports, with the aim of distorting and falsifying facts”.

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