The Legal Situation of the Detainees
Between the 7/8/2012 – 13/8/2012, the remand of the detainees was extended without presenting the detainees in front of the judge, which is clear and blatant violation of article 110 of the penal procedure code [see below
Al-Kumaiti, as he has direct/indirect power of attorney of 12 of the detainees, filed grievance against the extension of the remand accordingly on the 15th of this month at the Supreme Court. The grievance was accepted procedurally and transferred to the right department. The same judge who made the extension, (Shihab Al-Hammadi. His brother, Bader Al-Hammadi, is among the detainees), was on leave and is expected to be back soon. If the grievance is accepted in subject, they should then set a date for court session with the presence of the detainees. If this happens, it would be the first public appearance of the detainees. If it is not accepted, however, or they refused their presence, it would raise an alarm of their physical conditions
Al-Kumaiti also in a parallel attempt, filed an appeal today in the Federal Appeal court at Abu Dhabi against the action. The full details of that is not available at the moment. This was not accepted yet by the court, they told him they will review it and they will get back to him soon
:Article 110 of the criminal procedural code for your reference
The detention order given by the public prosecution shall be issued, subsequent to his interrogation, and for a period of seven days renewable for another period not exceeding fourteen days
Should in the interest of the investigation that the provisional detention be continued after the lapse of the periods mentioned in the above paragraph, the public prosecution must submit the papers to one of the judges of the competent criminal court who may, after perusing the papers and hearing the accused statements, order the extension of the detention period for another period not exceeding thirty days, renewable, or the release of the detained with or without bail.
The accused may submit a grievance to the president of the court against the order issued in his absence extending the detention. The grievance should be submitted within three days as of the date of his notification of the order or from the date of taking knowledge thereof.