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UAE: Man tortured and jailed after defending imprisoned father on Twitter

Headline Title:  UAE: Man tortured and jailed after defending imprisoned father on Twitter 25 November 2014  The UAE authorities have again shown their intolerance for dissent by handing down a three-year prison sentence and hefty fine today to a 25-year-old man whose only “offence” was taking to social media to call for the release of his imprisoned father, Amnesty International said.  “With this vindictive conviction following a charade of a trial, the UAE authorities have again made crystal clear that when they don’t like the message, their first line of defence is…

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