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Amnesty: Bin Ghaith’s trial violates basic fair trial standards

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Amnesty: Bin Ghaith’s trial violates basic fair trial standards

Amnesty International has reported in a new statement issued Wednesday serious violations of international fair trial standards during the prominent Emirati academic dr Nasser Bin Ghaith’s trial during which he was sentenced to ten years in prison.

According to Amnesty, Bin Ghaith was not able to prepare an effective defence as the Emirati authorities had restricted his access to his lawyer. Dr Nasser bin Ghaith's lawyer was also unable to be present for the verdict since the court had even changed the order of the cases to be examined, making his first of the day.

The statement stressed Bin Ghaith’s right to appeal his sentence before the Federal Supreme Court.

Click here to read full statement: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde25/5997/2017/en/

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