United Arab Emirates jails activist for 10 years 'for defaming nation'

United Arab Emirates jails activist for 10 years 'for defaming nation'
 

A prominent activist in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for "defaming" the country on social media.
Ahmed Mansoor, a 48-year-old father of four, was arrested in March last year.
Rights group had condemned his detention, saying that he was held in solitary confinement without a lawyer.
He has also been fined one million dirhams ($272,000; £205,000) and will be placed under surveillance for three years after his release.
Mansour was cleared of co-operating with a terrorist organisation, but found guilty of using social media sites to... read more

 
31 May 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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