United Arab Emirates (UAE) activist and critic, Alaa al-Siddiq has died in a car crash in London.
She was the executive director of ALQST, a non-profit organization that advocated for human rights in the Gulf and the UAE.
ALQST mourns the death of its Executive Director, icon of the Emirati human rights movement Alaa Al-Siddiq, in a tragic traffic accident.
— ALQST for Human Rights (@ALQST_En) June 20, 2021
Her father, Mohammad al-Siddiq, is also a prominent activist who has been held in detention by Emirati authorities since 2013.