Emirati man, thought to be Ahmed Mansoor, gets 10 years in jail over social media posts
The UAE government-owned newspaper Gulf News revealed Wednesday that the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court sentenced an Emirati man to 10 years in jail and fined him Dh1 million for social media posts.
The paper refered to the man as A.M.R.M., saying that he was "running social media accounts to publish fake news and articles tarnishing the UAE’s image, its institutions and foreign policy."
The court also ordered the confiscation of the man’s laptops and cell phones and ordered his accounts to be closed, according to the sources.
The man is thought to be Ahmed Mansoor, an Emirati human rights defender arrested last March for freedom of expression charges. However, the ICFUAE failed till the time of writing to confirm the news.