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UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years

Headline Title:  UAE: Qatari prisoner of conscience tortured then jailed for seven years 03 March 2014  The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must immediately quash the conviction of a Qatari medical doctor who has been sentenced to seven years in jail today after a grossly unfair trial, said Amnesty International.  Mahmoud Abdulrahman al-Jaidah was arrested more than a year ago over alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood and faced torture and ill-treatment in detention. He was denied access to a lawyer while held in secret detention and given limited access…

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