United Arab Emirates (UAE): Journalist arrested for Facebook post: Tayseer Salman al-Najjar

Index Number: MDE 25/4019/2016

Jordanian journalist and poet, Tayseer al-Najjar, was arrested on 13 December 2015 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a comment he posted on his Facebook account in 2014. He has yet to be charged. He may be a prisoner of conscience detained for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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