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Emirati activist Osama al-Najjar scheduled to be soon released

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Emirati activist Osama al-Najjar scheduled to be soon released

The Emirati online activist Osama al-Najjar is scheduled to be released next March after searving his three-year sentence in the UAE jails.

The 27-year-old al-Najjar was jailed  on 17 March 2014 and sentenced for 3 years for  for tweeting in defense of human rights in UAE and his father Hossain Al-Najjar who is unfairly jailed as part of UAE 94 trial.

The UAE authorities have earlier refused to release al-Najjar after he served three quarters of his sentence.

Human rights organizations have reportedly documented human rights violations against prisoners of opinion in UAE jails including al-Najjar and hid his father.

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