Osama Al-Najjar is the son of one of the so-called UAE94 – 94 individuals including human rights defenders and political activists sentenced to 7 to 15 years imprisonment on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. Osama Al-Najjar's father is serving eleven years in prison. The human rights defender lobbies for detainees' rights and disseminates information regarding conditions and ill-treatment particularly via social media websites. He has also appeared on television and given talks on the case of the UAE94. It is alleged that this arrest is directly related to his online activism.