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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UAE court sentenced 5 pro-democracy policital activists
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On November 27, 2011, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Supreme Court sentenced five pro-democracy activists to prison for participating in demonstrations for political liberties. The trial was characterized as "grossly unfair" by a coalition of human rights groups, who had called for an end to the trial in July 2011. Rights groups have continued to pressure the country, calling for the government to end arrests and to free political activists previously detained.

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