Qatar: Further information: Al-Ajami’s sentence reduced to 15 years

Index Number: MDE 22/004/2013

Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami, detained since November 2011, has had his sentence of life imprisonment reduced to 15 years’ imprisonment, for “offences” that relate to his poems. He appears to be a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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