Thursday, May 19, 2011

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Five opponents arrested

The judicial authorities confirmed on 25 April, the arrest of five Emiratis for "non-compliance", "incitement to actions likely to undermine the security of the State" and "insulting members of the royal family, "announced the newspaper. Those arrested included intellectuals and academics signed in early March, a petition for political reforms in the country.

The arrests, which are scheduled between 9 and April 17, have been denounced by Human Rights Watch.

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