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Bahrain, UAE uphold sentences for rights activists

Jan 01, 2019 - The Washington Post

ISTANBUL - Courts in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on Monday upheld the convictions of two prominent human rights activists serving lengthy prison terms for expressing anti-government dissent on social media, according to lawyers and human rights groups.

The activists, Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed Mansoor, have no right to further appeal.

The court decisions, issued in Persian Gulf monarchies that the Trump administration considers among its closest Arab allies, were condemned by ...