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UAE: Rights Defender’s Conviction Upheld

Expand Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Reuters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 30, 2011. © 2011 Reuters The United Arab Emirates Federal Supreme Court, the country’s court of last resort in state security cases, on December 31, 2018, upheld a 10-year sentence for Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights activist, Human Rights Watch said today. In May, an Abu Dhabi court sentenced Mansoor to 10 years in prison for “defaming” the UAE on social media. The date of the appeals hearing, scheduled for New Year’s Eve, raises concerns that the authorities intended to uphold Mansoor’s conviction…

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