Vigil at UAE Embassy in London for Ravil Mingazov

Members of the UK Guantanamo Network joined with the family of Ravil Mingazov in front of the London Embassy of the United Arab Emirates on 16 September to call for his release.

Ravil Mingazov, who was held in Guantanamo for 15 years without charge, was released to the UAE in 2017 but was then immediately locked up in prison again, for no discernible reason.

Nick Beals of Reprive told the Guardian “Ravil has been on hunger strike, and we’re aware that he’s being tortured, whilst detained in the UAE as well. He’s been held in solitary confinement for extended periods, and he’s suffered physical abuse at the hands of the guards detaining him.”

The UK Guantanamo Network demands that the former Guantanamo detainee be released from detention in the UAE and reunited with his family in the UK as a matter of urgency.

Ravil Mingazov’s son Yusuf posted a letter into the embassy, signed by MPs and Peers in the All Party Parliamentary Group.

Journalist Andy Worthington, a member of UK Guantanamo Network, has written about Ravil’s case and the vigil at the embassy.

Mr. Worthington gave an eloquent address to the vigil, which you can see on YouTube here:

Other articles on Ravil Mingazov:

The Middle East Eye

The Guardian

The Nation