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UAE sentences Qatari to 7 years in Islamist trial
United Arab Emirates sentences Qatari doctor to 7 years in prison over alleged Islamist ties
Associated Press
2014-03-03 11:42 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates state news agency says the country's top court has convicted a Qatari doctor and sentenced him to seven years behind bars in the latest move by the Gulf federation against the Muslim Brotherhood and its perceived Islamist allies.

The official WAM news agency says the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi found Dr. Mahmoud al-Jaidah guilty of cooperating with an illegal organization in the UAE.

Al-Jaidah was detained while transiting through Dubai airport last year. He was later accused of having ties to the Brotherhood. His family says he has no active role with the group.

Amnesty International has called on Emirati authorities to release al-Jaidah and to investigate allegations that he was tortured in detention.

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