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
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31