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UAE: Ruthless crackdown on dissent exposes 'ugly reality' beneath façade of glitz and glamour

Headline Title:  UAE: Ruthless crackdown on dissent exposes 'ugly reality' beneath glamour 18 November 2014  Scores of activists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been harassed, arrested and in some cases tortured in custody according to a new report by Amnesty International that sheds light on the repressive tactics widely used by the government to silence its critics.  “There is no freedom here”: Silencing dissent in the UAE lifts the lid on the climate of fear that has taken hold in the country since 2011, with the authorities going to extreme lengths…

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