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UAE appeals court upholds 10-year jail sentence against activist Ahmed Mansour: Sources

Reuters , Monday 31 Dec 2018
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A United Arab Emirates appeals court upheld a 10-year jail sentence against prominent  activist Ahmed Mansoor on charges of criticizing the Emirati government on social media, two sources familiar with the case said on Monday.

The court also confirmed a fine of 1 million dirhams($270,000) against Mansour, the sources said. Mansoor, an electrical engineer and poet, was arrested in March 2017 and sentenced in May 2018.

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