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Jordan Jails Opposition Member for Criticising UAE on Facebook

Jordan has sentenced Zaki Bani Rushaid, a senior official of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition party, to 18 months behind bars, after he took to Facebook to criticise the United Arab Emirates. Rushaid’s lawyer, Saleh Armouti, decried the sentencing as “the death of freedom of speech”. Rushaid was convicted on the charge of souring ties with a foreign country, according to…