Alaa Al-Siddiq Biography
Alaa al-Siddiq (born on 18th June,1988) a prominent dissident Emirati rights activist and critic, has died in a car crash near London.
Alaa Al-Siddiq Age/Date of birth
Alaa Al-Siddiq is 33 years old. She was born on June 18,1988
Alaa Al-Siddiq Education
Born in Sharjah to an educated and religious family, Alaa received a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah from the University of Sharjah in 2010, graduating with first class honor’s. She had previously served as the President of the Emirates National Student Union between 2007-2008.
Alaa went on to obtain a post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Sharjah shortly before leaving the UAE due to increased state repression against activists and reformists.
Following her father, Mohammed al-Siddiq’s detention, Alaa moved to Qatar, where she had resided for a few years before relocating to the United Kingdom, in which she lived until her death in June, 2021.
Alaa Al-Siddiq Career
Alaa was the executive director of the United Kingdom-based ALQST, a non-profit organisation that advocates for greater freedoms and human rights in the UAE and the wider Gulf region.
Her father, Mohammad al-Siddiq, is also a prominent activist who has been held in detention by Emirati authorities since 2013.
According to Doha News, Alaa and her husband sought asylum in Qatar in 2012, where they had been living with their relatives.
The activist’s presence in Qatar, and Doha’s stance towards political activists at a time when the UAE was cracking down on voices of dissent, led to a rift between the two neighbours.
In 2018, Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said a dispute had taken place between Qatar and the UAE in 2015 concerning a political dissident’s wife.
Abu Dhabi had sent an envoy to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to ask that the woman in question be handed over to Emirati authorities, a request that was turned down by the Qatari ruler.
Though kept secret, Abdullah al-Athbah, the editor in chief of Qatar’s al-Arab newspaper, later said it was Alaa who the Emiratis sought to repatriate.
Alaa Al-Siddiq Husband/Family
Alaa Al-Siddiq is married. Her husband Information is not available. She is a Muslim.
Alaa Al-Siddiq Net Worth
Alaa Al-Siddiq estimated net worth is not available
Alaa Al-Siddiq Death
Prominent Emirati rights activist, Alaa Al-Siddiq, 33, died in a car accident near London on Saturday.
The UK-based human rights organization which she chaired, ALQST, announced her death in a statement on Sunday.
“With deep sadness, ALQST mourns the death of its Executive Director, icon of the Emirati human rights movement Alaa Al-Siddiq, in a tragic traffic accident on Saturday,” the statement said.
“ALQST, together with the police and local authorities, looked into the incident and found no suggestion of foul play. The police have taken a similar view and will be publishing the outcome of their investigations once they are complete,” the organization added.