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Qatar: Further information: Life in prison for writing poetry: Mohammed al-Ajami

, Index number: MDE 22/004/2012

Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami, detained since November 2011, was sentenced to life imprisonment on 29 November 2012 for offences that relate to his poems. He appears to be a prisoner of conscience, convicted solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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