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UAE pardons activists sentences for insulting leaders
The UAE president has pardoned five activists on Monday (Nov 28) who were convicted a day earlier for insulting leaders of the UAE and who had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a relative of one of the five said, according to a Reuters report.
November 28, 2011 2:23 by Reuters
“We expect them to come out tonight or tomorrow,” a relative of Nasser bin Ghaith, one of the five activists, told Reuters.
Ahmed Mansoor, a communications engineer, was accused of running a website that gave bin Ghaith and three other defendants a venue to express anti-government views. (Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Louise Ireland)