Thursday, July 04, 2013

Injustice in UAE

Sixty-eight Islamists in the United Arab Emirates have been jailed over allegations of a plot to overthrow the government.   Many of those convicted were imprisoned for at least seven years. Another 26, including 13 women, were acquitted.   The 94 defendants were accused of trying to seize power in the Emirates.   The verdict ended a trial criticised by human rights groups, which said the judge failed to investigate "credible" allegations of torture of defendants.