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UAE: Jordanian Convicted for Criticizing Jordan on Facebook

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Ahmed Etoum, Jordanian resident of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). © Private (Beirut) – The decision of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court to sentence a Jordanian resident of the UAE to 10 years in prison in October 2020 was based entirely on peaceful Facebook posts criticizing Jordan’s government, Human Rights Watch said today. The court convicted him of using Facebook to commit “acts against a foreign state” that could “damage political relations” with that state and “endanger national security” inside the UAE, based solely on his peaceful criticism of the Jordanian…

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