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Ahmed Mansoor

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
 

UAE activists sentenced to jail

Five political activists convicted on Sunday of insulting the leaders of the United Arab Emirates were sentenced to between two and three years in jail.

November 27, 2011 1:38
 

Detained UAE blogger’s family decries smear campaign

The family of a blogger on trial for calling for political change in the United Arab Emirates has condemned what it calls a smear campaign against him and urged the government to try to rein in people calling for his death.

November 10, 2011 11:09
 

Rights groups denied access to UAE activists trial

A hearing was held on Monday for five activists in the UAE charged with incitement and insulting the Gulf country's leadership, drawing criticism by a rights groups' representative over the lack of transparency.

September 27, 2011 12:45