I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.
My father has become a pawn in this political game. He is a Canadian citizen, a businessman, and the father of five children. He has a lot to live for and the UAE's State Security is willing to ignore these realities, all for the sake of petty politics.
Salim Alaradi has pleaded not guilty to all counts.
The charges are still unknown at this time.