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UAE: Grossly unfair trial of government critics

Headline Title:  UAE: Grossly unfair trial of government critics 02 July 2013 The conviction today of 68 government critics in the United Arab Emirates shows the authorities’ determination to crush any form dissent, said Amnesty International.“Not only do the defendants appear to have been targeted simply because of their views, but they have been convicted on bogus charges and denied the basic right to a fair trial. The only thing this trial shows is the fundamental flaws in the UAE justice system,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty…

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