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United Arab Emirates - Two years in prison and 100,000-euro fine for trial tweets

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the two-year jail sentence and fine of 500,000 dirhams (100,000 euros) that an Emirati court passed today on cyber-activist Waleed Al-Shehhi because of his tweets about the trial of 94 dissidents (the “UAE 94”) during the first half of the year. Only carefully chosen national media were allowed to cover the UAE 94 trial, in which the defendants were accused of links with the Muslim Brotherhood. Neither foreign media nor foreign observers were allowed to (...)

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