Sunday, March 25, 2012

Repression in the UAE

"United Arab Emirates authorities on Sunday briefly detained a political activist who criticized one of the Gulf country’s rulers on his Twitter account, a prominent Emirati blogger said.  Ahmed Mansour told The Associated Press on the phone that security agents detained the activist, Mohammed Abdel-Razzaq al-Siddiq, before dawn Sunday. He was taken from his home in the emirate of Sharjah and released on bail later Sunday, Mansour said." (thanks Sultan)

PS Rupert tells me that he was released this afternoon.