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UAE: Bidun blogger forced to leave country, raising alarm after wave of arbitrary arrests

Headline Title:  UAE: Bidun blogger forced to leave country amid wave of arbitrary arrests 16 July 2012 Forcing a stateless man born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to choose between indefinite detention there or exile in Thailand heralds a further decline in the UAE’s human rights situation, Amnesty International said today after a new wave of arrests under state security provisions.Ahmed Abdul Khaleq, a 35-year-old blogger and activist from the UAE’s stateless Bidun minority, had been detained twice since last year when it was alleged he had links to the Reform and Social Guidance…

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