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UAE: End ‘travesty of justice’ for five convicted over President insults

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Headline Title:  UAE: End ‘travesty of justice’ for five convicted activists 27 November 2011 Amnesty International has urged the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to immediately release five activists following their conviction today by the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi for insulting government officials.   Nasser bin Ghaith, Fahad Salim Dalk, Hassan Ali al-Khamis and Ahmed Abdul Khaleq received two years’ imprisonment for criminal defamation, while Ahmed Mansoor was given three years.   Amnesty International considers the “UAE 5” activists to be prisoners of conscience.…

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