Rights groups urge boycott of Dubai Expo 2020

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More than 70 human rights organisations are urging countries, companies and the public toboycott the Dubai Expo 2020 in protest of the UAE’s human rights abuses. Their campaign, “expose the expo”, slammed the exhibition as propaganda to normalise and distract from the UAE’s involvement inthe war in Yemen, cruel treatment of migrant workers and track record of arbitrary arrests. With the world fair kicking off this weekend and lasting until March 2022, grassroots groups, such as Detained International and Freedom Forward, plan to write letters to the hundreds of participants at the Expo and get…

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