Qatar sentences poet for 15 years jail for a poem criticizing the emir

Mr Ajami was originally jailed for life last year but the sentence was reduced to 15 years on appeal in February.

The case against Mr Ajami was said to have been based on a poem he wrote in 2010 which criticised the former emir, Sheikh Hamad Al Thani.

The father of four, also known as Mohammed Ibn al-Dheeb, has said the poems were not meant to be offensive or seditious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24612650

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One thought on “Qatar sentences poet for 15 years jail for a poem criticizing the emir

  1. Everyone interested in Human rights should not allow that the FIFA worldcup is hosted in Qatar. Please write to your local politicians or to TV channels and state that you will boycott this worldcup.
    TV channels need to understand that they will have less viewers for a worldcup in Qatar than for a worldcup in another country.

    This is not an overreaction, please also check this link on this:

    http://radioyaran100words.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/revealed-qatars-world-cup-slaves-nepalese-workers-die-at-a-rate-of-almost-one-a-day/

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