UAE jails activist for 10 years over social media posts – report

FILE PHOTO: Ahmed Mansoor, one of the five political activists pardoned by the United Arab Emirates, speaks to Reuters in Dubai November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro/File Photo

RIYADH (Reuters) – Prominent Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined 1 million AED (204,850.13 pounds) on charges of criticising the United Arab Emirates government on social media, The National newspaper reported late on Wednesday. A trade and tourism hub, the UAE is an absolute monarchy that tolerates […]

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