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United Arab Emirates - Prison sentence for netizen

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders expresses outrage at the Abu Dhabi appeals court confirmation of the 10-month prison sentence of netizen Abdullah Al-Hadidi. The appeals court made its ruling on 22 May. Arrested on 22 March, Al-Hadidi was convicted in a lower court in April of having disseminated information on Twitter “in bad faith.” The information concerned the trial of 94 UAE citizens accused of endangering national security. Al-Hadidi was charged under a new cyber-crime law adopted in late (...)

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