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United Arab Emirates - Online activist gets three years for criticizing torture of detainees

Reporters without borders
The Abu Dhabi federal supreme court has sentenced online human rights activist Osama Al-Najjar to three years in prison and a heavy fine for tweeting about the mistreatment that his father and all the other victims of the “UAE 94” trial received in detention. Reporters Without Borders condemns this latest case of the Emirati regime's persecution of cyber-dissidents. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the court passed sentence at a 25 November hearing that the (...)

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